Saturday, December 23rd 2006

Valve fixes Steam servers so power outages will not affect them

It was a busy and windy week here at Valve. As most of the community knows by now, last week a major windstorm hit the greater Seattle area. Power outages are fairly common in the area, but the magnitude of this storm knocked out our data center, resulting in about 20 hours Steam interruption. This was very frustrating for everyone here and we know it was frustrating for you as well. We learned a lot and are taking steps to make sure that when the next storm like this hits our area 15-20 years from now *fingers crossed*, people will still be playing games on Steam while we are buying flashlight batteries.Source: Steam
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3 Comments on Valve fixes Steam servers so power outages will not affect them

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Im glad everything got fixed for all the folks who use Valve's Steam video network. Cheers!

=-The Eagle-=
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#2
kakazza
yay for centralized gaming networks!
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mout12
How can you hate Valve/Steam... They made Half-Life for Christ sake!
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