Posted By Rich Miller On May 6, 2008 @ 1:40 pm In Downtime | Comments Disabled
Pingdom has a report looking at the uptime performance of major social media sites . The worst performer, not surprisingly, was Twitter . The microblogging service, whose reliability problems  have been a hot topic  in the blogosphere, has been offline for more than 37 hours this year – twice as long as the outage total for the next-worst site. Twitter was the only service with uptime below 99 percent.
At the other end of the spectrum are the two largest social networks. MySpace had the best overall uptime at 99.96 percent, while Facebook  was close behind at 99.91 percent. MySpace  had just 1 hour and 5 minutes of downtime in the four-month tracking period, compared to 2 hours and 29 minutes for Facebook.
The strong performance of MySpace and Facebook was likely helped by the fact that they now have deeper pockets to invest in industrial-strength Internet infrastructure.
Facebook  is now supported by 10,000 web servers  and is expanding its infrastructure with major leases of new data center space from DuPont Fabros (DFT) in Ashburn, Virginia  and Digital Realty Trust (DLR) in Santa Clara, Calif. 
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URLs in this post:
 uptime performance of major social media sites: http://royal.pingdom.com/?p=288
 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com
 reliability problems: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Dec/19/six_days_of_downtime_for_twitter_in_2007.html
 hot topic: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Apr/23/still_more_downtime_drama_for_twitter.html
 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com
 MySpace: http://www.myspace.com
 Facebook: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/facebook-index.html
 10,000 web servers: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Apr/23/facebook_now_running_10000_web_servers.html
 Ashburn, Virginia: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2007/Oct/18/facebook_expands_data_center_space.html
 Santa Clara, Calif.: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/Feb/05/facebook_scales_up_its_data_center_space.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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