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Drunken Employee Shoots Up A Server

Police in Salt Lake City say an employee of a mortgage company opened fire on a $100,000 server with a .45 caliber automatic, and then concocted a cover story that his gun had been stolen and used to shoot up the IT equipment. Read More

Twitter’s June Uptime: 99.1 Percent

How important are the number of “nines” in your site’s uptime? In a world where getting things right 99 percent of the time is normally a win, 99 percent uptime is widely perceived as a failure. Case in point: Twitter’s uptime for June. Read More

Performance Issues for Amazon.com

There are widespread reports of performance problems for Amazon.com, the Internet’s most prominent retail site. The problems don’t appear to be affecting Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud computing business. Read More

Outages for Bluehost, Media Temple

Two of the largest U.S. web hosting companies experienced lengthy outages Tuesday, as Bluehost was offline due to a power outage in Utah and Media Temple battled an electronic attack on its nameservers. Read More

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