Florida state websites are back online after hardware failure

FLDS worked to resolve problem since Friday

Florida’s government websites, which experienced a hardware failure at the State Data Center, were back online Tuesday.

According to a Florida Department of Management Services representative, Florida Digital Service responded to a backup processor malfunction Friday, Oct. 29, officials said in an e-mail Monday.

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The backup processer, designed to take over when the main processor fails, was not working.

“FLDS continues to work alongside significant resources deployed by the machine’s manufacturer as a part of the maintenance contract to restore functionality and mitigate the impact,” said Rose Herbert, the communications director for DMS.

State websites, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s web page, were down, but are now operating normally.

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