A recent critique of the data center Tier System by Digital Realty Trust has prompted a public response from the Uptime Institute, which created the tier systems.
A major power outage that disrupted data centers at Seattle’s Fisher Plaza in July was probably caused by an insulation failure in an electrical bus duct that connected the building to the power grid, according to a forensic report. Read More
Twitter has been the target of additional denial of service attacks in the wake of a major outage on Aug. 6, but enhanced defenses implemented by Twitter and NTT America have helped minimize their impact.
Twitter has been the target of additional denial of service attacks in the wake of a major outage on Aug. 6, but enhanced defenses implemented by Twitter and NTT America have helped minimize their impact. Read More
Today’s Gmail outage resulted from underestimating the load that routine maintenance on “a small fraction” of Gmail servers would place on the routers supporting the application, Google said. Read More
Google’s Gmail is experiencing an outage this afternoon Read More
Many customers of dedicated server provider ServerBeach experienced downtime Friday night after a power failure in the company’s data center in Herndon, Virginia. Read More
An Equinix Inc. (EQIX) data center near Paris suffered a cooling outage late Wednesday, leaving some customer services offline for hours as the provider used backup cooling units to regain control of the temperature in the facility. Read More
A recent battery-related connectivity outage at an Internap (INAP) data center underscores the importance of battery maintenance and monitoring. Read More
Denial of service expert Barrett Lyon has created a detailed network map of Twitter’s architecture as part of his analysis of yesterday electronic attack on social networks. Read More