Web Uncrashed by Michael Jackson Memorial

Despite some predictions that today’s memorial service for Michael Jackson would test the Internet’s streaming video capacity, Internet monitoring specialists report lots of traffic but few serious problems from today’s event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

“The Internet, as a whole, appeared unaffected by the large amount of online traffic generated by the more than 1 million online viewers of Michael Jackson’s memorial service this afternoon,” said Keynote Systems, a mobile and Web site monitoring firm. Keynote said some news sites offering live coverage had slow page loads during the event.

While there was no widespread performance problems, there was plenty of traffic. here’s a roundup of coverage from around the web:

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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.

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