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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

Human Error Cited in Hosting.com Outage

Hosting.com said human error was responsible for a data center power outage that left more than 1,100 customers without service. The downtime occurred as the company was conducting preventive maintenance on a UPS system in the company’s data center in Newark, Del. Read More

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