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Massive Flooding Damages Several NYC Data Centers

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Flooding from Hurricane Sandy has hobbled two data center buildings in Lower Manhattan, taking out diesel fuel pumps used to refuel generators. There were also reports of outages for some tenants at a major data hub at 111 8th Avenue, and many other New York area facilities were running on generator power amid widespread utility outages. Read More

Cable Cut in Midwest Hobbles Alaska Airlines

In an incident that underscores the sometime unlikely ripples from local events, a fiber cut on a Sprint cable in Wisconsin severed Alaska Airlines’ connection to Sabre, the system the airline uses for reservations and ticketing. Read More

Go Daddy Outage Causes Widespread Downtime

A look inside one of the server rooms at a Go Daddy data center in Phoenix. (Photo: Rich Miller)

Domain registrar Go Daddy is experiencing a major domain name service (DNS) outage, which is impairing access to many customer web sites. Go Daddy manages 52 million domain names, meaning a DNS outage could affect millions of web sites across the Internet. Read More

Fiber Cut Knocks Wikipedia Offline

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Wikipedia experienced a one-hour outage early Monday when it lost network connectivity due to a fiber cut between its data centers in Tampa and Ashburn, Virginia. Despite its low-budget approach to supporting one of the world’s busiest sites, the Wikimedia Foundation has worked to make its network’s infrastructure more reliable. Read More

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