Fire Causes Outage at Toronto Carrier Hotel

A fire at the 1`51 Front Street carrier hotel in Toronto left several data center customers offline for hours over the weekend. Peer 1 Networks reported that a fire broke out at 2:26 a.m. Sunday (Eastern time) in an eighth-floor electrical room. Read More

The Day After: A Brutal Week for Uptime

Last week was a brutal one for the data center industry, with high-profile outages for several companies with strong reputations for uptime, and a fire at a data center complex. Here’s a look at what happened, and the fallout and lessons learned. Read More

Major Outage at Seattle Data Center

Many sites hosted at Seattle’s Fisher Plaza are offline amid widespread reports of a fire at the facility. That includes the payment portal, disrupting e-commerce at many web sites. Read More

Keynote: Ad Networks Failed, Not News Sites

Advertising networks and widgets are being cited as the key factors in the performance problems exerienced by major news sites during the crush of Internet traffic Thursday as news broke about the death of pop star Michael Jackson.
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Using Metrics to Vanquish the Fail Whale

John Adams of the Twitter ops team at Velocity 2009 (Photo by Duncan Davidson via Flickr)

Measuring and analyzing performance data has been the primary weapon in Twitter’s ongoing effort to vanquish the “Fail Whale” – the downtime mascot that appears whenever the service is unavailable, according to Twitter’s John Adams. Read More

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