Social Network “Vkotakte” was unavailable for about three hours, during which its users can not open the site and connect to it using mobile applications. According to the social networks, a failure has occurred “as a result of an accident in one of the data centers in St. Petersburg, caused unprecedented heat».
From about 18:30 pm July 27, 2014 disappeared access to social network “Vkontakte”. During the failure, users were not able to contact with the social network either through the Web interface and using mobile applications.
impossibility of access to “Vkontakte” was observed in all the providers, the social network page and did not open when you try to contact her through foreign proxy. When pinging IP-addresses “Vkontakte” packet loss was observed.
About an hour after the termination of access to “Vkontakte”, the current press secretary George Lobushkin social network said on his twitter that “the site is unavailable due to an accident in one of the data centers VKontakte in St. Petersburg, caused unprecedented heat ».
According to” Gismeteo “evening July 27 immediately before termination of access to social networks, the air temperature in St. Petersburg stood at around +30 0 C.
current failure – one of the largest social networks in the case of: usually crash “Vkontakte” rarely lasts more than an hour.
However, in the history of “Vkontakte” fixed 4 hour crash July 25, 2010, which began about 17:00 Moscow time, and completely stop at 21:00 the same day. Then the representative of “Vkontakte» Vladislav Tsypluhin reported that the reason for the termination of operation of the site became a substation fault which caused the company “Lenenergo” ceased to supply electric power to the servers.
In early January 2014 saw another major accident “Vkontakte”, which lasted from about 14:30 to 17:30 Moscow time. After its removal, the then director general of “Vkontakte» Pavel Durov in his tweet explained that the problem was the service “at the switch level».
Around 21:35 Lobushkin tweeted about the reduced efficiency of the service. Thus, the current failure “Vkontakte” lasted about three hours. Official twitter social network said that “it was not easy to restore the work».