Roundup: Amazon outage, LinkedIn Expands

Downtime for Amazon sites in Europe, LinkedIn adds a data center in Los Angeles, SAP seeks savings with DC distribution, Joe Weinman on pay-per-use broadband, IBM reportedly buys Australian facility.

Here's a roundup of noteworthy links for the data center industry from over the weekend:

Amazon Downtime in Europe -,,, and suffered approximately half an hour of downtime at around 21:15 GMT. The cause is not yet apparent, although all of these sites share one thing in common: they are all hosted at Amazon's data centre in Ireland. From Netcraft.

LinkedIn adds new data center in Los Angeles - "It is time to add an additional, more robust data center that not only helps us handle the increasing traffic load on our servers, but to also provide more redundancy in case of an emergency. Our team has been working hard for months on the design, subsequent build out and the deployment of the many database and application servers that make up our Production Site today." From the LinkedIn blog.

SAP Seeks Savings With DC Distribution - "The retrofit -- which largely revolved around installing a rectifier that can convert high voltage AC power from the grid into high voltage DC to run computers and storage equipment -- cost $128,000 and saves $24,000 a year. " From GreenTech Enterprise.

Is Pay-Per-Use for Broadband Inevitable? - At GigaOm, AT&T cloud exec Joe Weinman has a two-part package on tiered access. "For the record, I like unlimited Internet access just as much as anyone else. However, such plans appear to be on their way out, and here’s why."

Report: NAB to Sell Melbourne Data Center to IBM - National Australia Bank Ltd. is likely to sell its main data center in Melbourne to International Business Machines Corp. as part of a five-year contract to be signed between the two companies, the Australian Financial Review reported.