Can more hardware solve the problems plaguing HealthCare.gov? The troubled web site was taken offline Tuesday night after the Obama administration asked service provider Verizon Terremark to beef up the infrastructure supporting the site.
When a service with 1.15 billion users is not working, what are users to do? The answer is to shift to Twitter and other social media sites and talk about the fact that Facebook is down. Many users have responded with humor rather than angst or...
The amazing thing isn't that systems like the healthcare.gov government web site can fail in spectacular fashion, says Dr. Richard Cook. It's that it doesn't happen more often. Cook, an expert on failures in complex systems, says it's human nature...
You don't know what you don't know, according to data center consultant David Boston. "No matter how well the data center is planned, we still find single points of failure in almost all assessments,” he said.
On Oct. 15, cloud storage provider Nirvanix will shut its doors, having run dry of funding. That leaves two weeks in which all the many petabytes of data stored on the Nirvanix cloud must find a new home.
There was another Amazon cloud outage this morning as the oldest AWS cloud computing region stuttered, reminding folks that if you heavily rely on that the US-EAST region, it's good to have contingency plans.
Amazon says it has resolved issues that briefly caused downtime for its flagship Amazon.com retail sites, along with about 45 minutes of lost functionality for some of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) businesses.