A power outage has paralyzed the taz’s infrastructure. For the first time since the daily newspaper was founded, a planned print edition was cancelled. However, major damage was averted.
Power outage hits taz infrastructure
A power outage hit the infrastructure of taz, which has been published since 1979. As a result, there was a server failure that not only prevented the print edition from being printed, but also caused problems for the website. The Internet provider responsible, IPB, stated that there had been a failure at the medium-voltage level of the power grid, but that it had only lasted a few seconds. It is not yet clear why this resulted in a server selection. The analysis was ongoing.
Meanwhile, Katrin Gottschalk, the deputy editor-in-chief of taz, indicated that major damage to the infrastructure could be prevented due to the help of external service providers. Printing of the issue planned for Wednesday, April 20, was nevertheless not possible. This was the first print edition to fail shortly after the newspaper’s 23rd anniversary. In the meantime, the servers are running again without any problems. The next issue is therefore scheduled to appear again as usual both online and in the print version.