Roundup: Skype’s Massive Service Outage

The Internet telephony service Skype is experiencing a massive outage today, leaving its users to ponder a new question: what’s a mega-supernode? Here’s a roundup of some of the notable analysis and commentary. Read More

2010: The Year in Downtime

Lightning storms, floods, car crashes and errant transfer switches were the culprits in some of this year’s most significant data center outages. 2010 also saw at least four major outages for e-commerce services, and incidents that knocked government services offline for days. Read More

The Week in WikiLeaks

Internet infrastructure has made headlines during the controversies surrounding the Wikileaks web site and subsequent DDoS attacks attributed to Anonymous. Here’s a roundup of some of the best analysis from around the web. Read More

Tumblr Back After A Day Offline

The microblogging service Tumblr came back online late Monday after approximately 24 hours of downtime. The problems started during a scheduled maintenance window, in which a database cluster failed. Read More

Technical Details of Facebook Outage

Facebook was offline for more than two hours today after a configuration change created a feedback loop that overwhelmed a database cluster. The only way to fix the problem was to take the web site offline. Read More

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