RightScale: Cloud Bursting Tames Traffic Spikes

Recent cloud outages have piqued the public interest. What’s the solution? Hybrid clouds and cloud bursting can prevent downtime. “There is a lot of interest in hybrid clouds,” said Mike Crandell, CEO of Santa Barbara, Calif.-based RightScale. Read More

Power Surge KOs Washington State Data Center

A power surge crashed the state’ of Washington’s s primary data center in Olympia last month, according to local media reports. The Aug. 21 outage occurred as a new high-voltage power line was being added to expand the power capacity of the office campus. Read More

Power Outage at Colo4 Data Center

Colocation provider Colo4 experienced a power outage at one of its Dallas data centers Wednesday night after an automatic transfer switch failed on one of the facility’s utility feeds. The incident resulted in approximately six hours of downtime for affected customers. Read More

Dublin Utility: Power Outage Not Caused by Lightning Strike

The local power company in Dublin, Ireland now says a lighting strike was not the cause of the utility power outage that triggered downtime for major data centers operated by Amazon and Microsoft. The Electricity Supply Board (ESB) said the cause of the outage remained under investigation, but it had now ruled out lightning. Read More

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