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Syria Experiencing Internet Blackout

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The country of Syria is almost completely cut off from the Internet, according to leading monitoring services. “In the global routing table, all 84 of Syria’s IP address blocks have become unreachable, effectively removing the country from the Internet,” Renesys reported. Read More

As Mobile Shopping Surges, Response Times Suffer

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Holiday retail sales were strong on the holiday kickoff weekend, but as mobile traffic surged on Cyber Monday, mobile sites and apps slowed down. It appears that while retail sites were prepared for the traffic, many retailers failed to test mobile services vigorously. Read More

Retailer Web Sites, Apps Brace for Black Friday

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The shopping holiday season is heating up, and we’re about to hit the major black Friday and Cyber Monday peak. Never has uptime been more important and downtime more costly for retailers than during this season. Here’s a look at key factors in retail performance, and how major players are preparing their infrastructure. Read More

New York Data Centers Battle Back from Storm Damage

Hurricane Sandy was a freak of nature that caused floods in many basements with critical infrastructure, some bringing down data centers in those buildings for days.

As Thursday dawned on lower Manhattan, the city’s battered data centers continued their recovery efforts. Wednesday was a day of fast-moving events, as some facilities that were down came up, and some that were up went down. Several of the hardest-hit facilities were hoping to be back in action Thursday. Read More

Sandy’s Impact: The View from the Network

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Monitoring from Keynote, Renesys and RIPE provided a high-level analysis of how the Internet managed the storm, allowing us to paint a broader picture than the facility outages we’re tracking in our data center coverage. Read More

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