Here is yet another story that isn't necessarily data center related, but it was a power outage and in Texas, so I couldn't pass it up. The Austin American Statesman reports on the numerous outages that two prominent businesses have endured over the past months.
It just underscores the problems that can be seen in the larger cities. The story explains that a Data Center (Onramp access) endured the outages as well, but that their backup systems took over as designed. They were still upset that they have had to rely on their generators to supply power.