Web site monitoring service Pingdom takes a look at the major downtime incidents of 2008, some of which will be familiar to regular readers of our coverage of Internet outages. Pingdom has categorized the incidents by type: cloud glitches, problems with service launches, data center issues and even sabotage. It’s an interesting look at the variety of challenges encountered this year.
An interesting trend is that many of the high-profile outages hit companies andf services with industrial-strength infrastructure and well-heeled owners. “One thing that the following examples clearly show is that no one is immune to downtime,” Pingdom writes. “Not Google, not Microsoft, and not Apple.”