A review of power outages thus far in 2008 reveals that the grid has been brought low by rats, squirrels, birds, snakes, raccoons and at least one opossum. Read More
Some users of Google’s Gmail were unable to use the popular webmail service Wednesday and yesterday, with the downtime reaching 24 hours for some frustrated Google Apps users. Read More
LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has been hit with a spate of outages, including more than an hour of downtime last night. Read More
Twitter is becoming an important communications tool for hosting companies experiencing outages, as TypePad did last night. Read More
Microsoft’s Xbox Live gaming service is back online this morning after a scheduled but lengthy maintenance outage ran a few hours long – just in time for anxious gamers. Read More
The web site of the U.S. House of Representatives has been overwhelmed by traffic in the wake of today’s vote in which the proposed $700 billion financial rescue package. Read More
Bank of America’s web site was offline for at least five hours Monday, leaving customers searching for information the outage. Read More
Ike continued to wreak havoc across the center of the United States, causing the most widespread network connectivity outages since the East Coast power blackout of 2003.
Pingdom looks at the major Internet service outages of 2008, and has categorized the incidents by type: cloud glitches, problems with service launches, data center issues and even sabotage. Read More
Twitter’s uptime performance improved dramatically in August, when it was unavailable for just 1 hour and three minutes. Read More
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