Posted By Rich Miller On January 31, 2008 @ 8:48 am In Downtime | Comments Disabled
Here’s a scenario: You’re a fast-growing Web 2.0 service under fire for your shaky uptime. You need to reassure your devoted but increasingly  grumpy  users that you can stay online during the Super Bowl. So you post a notice touting the merits of your “trusty infrastructure provider” – which just suffered a 10-day outage  on one of the services it hosts.
It doesn’t make sense to me either. (UPDATE: Apparently it didn’t to Twitter once they thought about it. See our update .)But the folks at Twitter seem to believe that the time was right for a post titled Happy Happy Joyent , which notes that Twitter tends to be mobbed during large shared events:
It makes us glad that our trusty infrastructure provider Joyent has us covered with extra capacity
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URLs in this post:
 increasingly: http://mashable.com/2008/01/30/twitter-down-for-the-debates-twitter-forces-my-hand/
 grumpy: http://www.lastpodcast.net/2008/01/30/another-day-another-twitter-outage/
 10-day outage: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Jan/16/joyent_outage_tied_to_software_updates.html
 See our update: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Jan/31/hasty_divorce_for_twitter_joyent.html
 Happy Happy Joyent: http://blog.twitter.com/2008/01/happy-happy-joyent.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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