A review of power outages thus far in 2008 reveals that the grid has been brought low by rats, squirrels, birds, snakes, raccoons and at least one opossum.
Some users of Google's Gmail were unable to use the popular webmail service Wednesday and yesterday, with the downtime reaching 24 hours for some frustrated Google Apps users.
LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has been hit with a spate of outages, including more than an hour of downtime last night.
Twitter is becoming an important communications tool for hosting companies experiencing outages, as TypePad did last night.
Here's a roundup of data center industry news from CRG West, AppNexus, Fujitsu, Internap (INAP) and the Tonaquint Data Center.
Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming service is back online this morning after a scheduled but lengthy maintenance outage ran a few hours long - just in time for anxious gamers.