Posted By Rich Miller On November 30, 2007 @ 5:26 pm In Downtime | Comments Disabled
Unfortunately, the system outage occurred at one of the worst possible times, and despite our concerted efforts to fix the problem as it emerged on Monday, we know that we let our merchant partners and their customers down. … Our customers’ expectations were not met, nor were our own. And we are moving mountains inside Yahoo! to find out why and how this happened, and to take steps to try to ensure it doesn’t happen again.Customers are hopping mad, as evidenced by the comments on Riley’s post, which gave a timeline but provided few details about what happened and why. The outage received widespread news coverage at CNBC , Wired  and CNet . Yet another reason to plan for failure  and be ready to respond and adapt if Murphy shows up at the worst possible time.
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URL to article: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/11/30/yahoo-apologizes-for-cyber-monday-outage/
URLs in this post:
 Yodel Anecdotal blog: http://yodel.yahoo.com/2007/11/27/cyber-monday-into-resolution-tuesday/
 CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/id/21991959
 Wired: http://blog.wired.com/business/2007/11/cyber-monday-tr.html
 CNet: http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9824045-7.html?tag=nefd.top
 plan for failure: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Nov/08/data_center_failure_as_a_learning_experience.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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