Downtime

Beware Mulch-Driven Downtime

A data center in Australia shut down for an hour on Monday after its VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus) system detected smoke from a mulch fire near the facility. Read More

Power Outage Affects Rackspace Cloud

Rackspace (RAX) reports that parts of its Dallas data center lost power Monday night during testing of power distribution units (PDUs), causing downtime for customers on SliceHost/The Rackspace Cloud. Read More

Microsoft: The Sidekick Data is Back

Following several days of hints and rumors, Microsoft has confirmed that it has resurrected most of the Sidekick user data that was believed to be lost. Microsoft says it now believes the data loss “affected a minority of Sidekick users.” Read More

Some Sidekick Users May Recover Data

After initially warning Sidekick users that there was an “extremely low” chance their personal data could be recovered, T-Mobile now reports that Microsoft has made progress in its efforts to restore data from backups. Read More

DNS Gaffe Breaks Sweden’s Internet

A domain name system error knocked Sweden’s top-level domain offline for more than an hour last night, once again illustrating how small errors in DNS settings can have huge impacts in the real world. Read More

DNS Gaffe Breaks Sweden's Internet

A domain name system error knocked Sweden’s top-level domain offline for more than an hour last night, once again illustrating how small errors in DNS settings can have huge impacts in the real world. Read More

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