Posted By Rich Miller On December 19, 2007 @ 9:13 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
Twitter’s downtime last weekend  was not unusual, according to Pingdom, which has been tracking Twitter’s performance since mid-February. Right now they’re at about 98 percent availability , which sounds good but actually adds up to quite a few hours of downtime each month. Here’s Pingdom’s summary:
We have monitored the availability of the Twitter.com website since mid February 2007 until today (and counting). So far, the accumulated downtime of the website totals 5 days and 23 hours. This includes maintenance, but is still a very high number. So far in December, the website has been unavailable for a total of almost 11 hours (part of which was due to problems related to a data center move).
As we noted earlier in the week, there hasn’t been a user revolt as yet. For most folks, Twittering clearly isn’t rise to the level of a mission-critical application. But with the emergence of services ranking the most powerful Tweeters , there may yet emerge an ecosystem and business model that will demand better uptime. Pingdom has added a Twitter tracking page  to monitor the service’s uptime.
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URLs in this post:
 downtime last weekend: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Dec/17/more_twitter_downtime_likely.html
 98 percent availability: http://royal.pingdom.com/?p=227
 services ranking the most powerful Tweeters: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/tweeterboard_who_does_that_per.php
 Twitter tracking page: http://www.pingdom.com/reports/wx4vra365911/check_overview/?name=Twitter.com
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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