Savvis Outage Knocks Lycos Offline

Connectivity issues today caused outages at two Savvis Communications data centers in Boston.

Rich Miller

January 3, 2007

1 Min Read
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The web portal Lycos was knocked offline when two Savvis Communications data centers in Boston suffered a connectivity failure, causing downtime for customers hosted at the facility. A backup fiber cable was "accidentally severed," according to Lycos spokeswoman Kathy O'Reilly (no one specifically blamed a backhoe, but it sure sounds like a likely culprit). Sites affected included the entire Lycos Network, including Lycos Mail and the Tripod Web hosting service, as well as IDG's CIO Magazine. See The WHIR and C/Net for additional coverage.

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