Major Data Center Outages of 2009

It’s hard to say whether data center outages were more frequent in 2009 than in the past. But they were certainly more visible, as round-the-clock consumption of blogs and social networks made downtime harder to hide. Here’s a look at 10 major data center outages of 2009 Read More

DreamHost Migration Snafu Causes Outages

Network problems during a data center migration have caused lengthy downtime for customer of DreamHost this week. The Los Angeles shared hosting provider recently moved servers to Alchemy Communications after making a large equity investment in the company. Read More

European Data Center Revenue May Double

A report published by Tariff Consultancy Ltd notes that European data centre revenue is “set to more than double over the five year period from 2010 to 2015, with net raised floor space to increase by 70%, driven primarily by price increases.” Read More

eBay Apologizes for Search Snafu

eBay’s search feature, which is a key to connecting the site’s millions of buyers and sellers, was down for much of Saturday, prompting an apology to users as eBay restored search functionality in phases. Read More

Beware Mulch-Driven Downtime

A data center in Australia shut down for an hour on Monday after its VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus) system detected smoke from a mulch fire near the facility. Read More

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