Twitter Survives WWDC, Declares Victory

After touting improvements to its infrastructure to prepare for yesterday’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Twitter managed to stay online throughout the event, with a few brief exceptions. Twitter’s Biz Stone reports:

Our preparations held and Twitter stayed up. Only one unexpected disruption occurred and that was a network problem in our data center which caused a few minutes of service disruption some time after Steve Jobs’ keynote. With that single disruption, our uptime during the event was 97.3%

Yeah, I know. Many of you wouldn’t be celebrating 97 percent uptime. But it’s a step in the right direction for Twitter, which has experienced ongoing reliability problems. Additional coverage at TechCrunch.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.