Is Downtime More Frequent, or More Visible?

Is downtime really more frequent? Or is it just more visible? The answer is both. Here's a look at some of the high-profile outages of the past year.

Are leading Internet sites reliable enough? The New York Times examines web downtime today in a front-page story, which focuses on users' growing reliance upon web services. "Now the Web is an irreplaceable part of daily life, and Internet companies have plans to make us even more dependent on it," writes Brad Stone. "The problem is that this ideal requires Web services to be available around the clock

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