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Chat app Telegram's meltdown today was literal – its data center cooling failed
Messaging conked out in North and Latin America
Messaging app Telegram went wobbly on Thursday as one of its North American data centers closed down due to melting servers.
The messaging service said on Twitter that the facility had been experiencing "massive overheating" problems after the cooling center in the building failed. This, in turn, resulted in communication breaking down for the North America and Latin America regions, though no stored data was ever at risk, apparently.
Issues in North and Latin America: cooling system died in one data center, massive overheating. Data safe, working with DC staff to fix.— Telegram Messenger (@telegram) October 13, 2016
The issue was resolved a few hours later and by mid-afternoon US Eastern time, the service had largely been restored.
And everything is back to normal for 99% of our users. If you're in the 1%, hang on just a little longer – it will be alright very soon!— Telegram Messenger (@telegram) October 13, 2016