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U. of Penn Data Center Overheats

The University of Pennsylvania had to shut off the IT systems supporting the school’s financial, research and student services after its data center overheated Tuesday afternoon. Read More

DNS Issues Cause Downtime for Major Sites

Many major sites experienced downtime Wednesday night due to problems with DNS services. The issues, which affected Salesforce.com, Amazon Web Services and Wal-Mart were tied to reports of an electronic attack on UltraDNS.

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Blackberry Network Recovering After Major Outage

A major national network outage at Research in Motion (RIMM) left millions of Blackberry users without access to e-mail for at least eight hours, apparently due to “emergency maintenance” on the Blackberry network. The outage highlight’s RIM’s ongoing effort to add data centers to expand its network capacity and redundancy. Read More

Network Issue Cited in Rackspace Outage

Rackspace says a network peering problem caused a lengthy outage this afternoon that affected many sites using its Cloud Sites cloud computing service. The outage affected sites at the company’s Dallas data center, but Rackspace said the peering issue originated outside its facility. Read More

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