Data center disaster disrupts Delta Air Lines
Chaos hit Delta Air Lines early on Monday morning as a loss of power at its Atlanta data center resulted in the airline grounding all its flights worldwide for several hours. Although the company’s planes are now taking to the air, Delta informed customers flying today to expect delays and cancellations.
The problem completely crippled the airline, knocking out flight operations and bookings. Although it is yet to be confirmed by Delta, a member of the FlyerTalk forums was told by the captain of their flight that the cause was a fire in the data center.