Savvis Outage Knocks Lycos Offline

Connectivity issues today caused outages at two Savvis Communications data centers in Boston.

The web portal Lycos was knocked offline when two Savvis Communications data centers in Boston suffered a connectivity failure, causing downtime for customers hosted at the facility. A backup fiber cable was "accidentally severed," according to Lycos spokeswoman Kathy O'Reilly (no one specifically blamed a backhoe, but it sure sounds like a likely culprit). Sites affected included the entire Lycos Network, including Lycos Mail and the Tripod Web hosting service, as well as IDG's CIO Magazine. See The WHIR and C/Net for additional coverage.

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