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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

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

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

Windows Azure Hit by Cloud Outage in Europe

Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud computing platform is experiencing a significant service outage in western Europe, the company said this morning. Azure compute services are largely unavailable for customers in the region. Read More

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