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November, 2009

  • 20 November

    Data center outage causes major flight delays

    A system error took down the National Airspace Data Interchange Network (NADIN), a multi-billion dollar data center operated by the FAA, for several hours yesterday. The system outage made thousands of airline flight plans unavailable, meaning thousands of planes could not take off in the United States until the issue …

October, 2009

  • 13 October

    Maintenance error shuts down .se domain

    An error made during routine maintenance on the .se domain last night shut down all 905,000 names on the ccTLD for a period of around 20 minutes. Though the exact cause of the outage has yet to be determined, many believe it to be the result of a typo in …

  • 1 October

    Prevent data disasters with a RAID array

    Do you make regular backups of your data? Even if you do, you will always experience significant downtime in the event of a hard disk failure on your dedicated server. One solution to this problem is to upgrade from a single drive to a RAID array. Simply put, the technology …

September, 2009

  • 10 September

    Track website outages with uptime monitors

    In the busy world we live in, it’s impossible for most people to monitor their sites 24/7. But tracking your site’s speed and uptime throughout the day is critical. Thankfully, you can use an uptime monitor to track the availability of any URL. Most uptime trackers charge a small fee …

July, 2009

  • 9 July

    Amazing data center remodel

    Unlike the extreme server room makeover posted on Monday, the remodeling in this video is real. The time-lapse playback shows a huge renovation to Concordia University’s data center in Portland, Oregon. More than 200 meters of fiber optic line and 1 mile of copper cabling were laid. While the remodel …

  • 3 July

    Fire takes Seattle data center offline

    Seattle residents experienced more than a little summer heat today when a small fire took a downtown data center offline. A number of services were affected by the outage, including the Port of Seattle’s mail servers, a local hospital’s IT system, as well as thousands of websites. Some local residents …

May, 2009

  • 20 May

    Should Web Hosts Pay for Downtime?

    Yesterday, American datacenter customers received a landmark £1 million settlement from their provider after experiencing up to several weeks of downtime. This leads to the question: should hosts be held accountable for downtime? A good host will have an uptime of at least 99.5%. This translate to roughly 1.8 days …

  • 20 May

    Datacenter Customers Get £1 Million Settlement

    A federal judge in Maryland today approved a £1.07 million ($1.67 million USD) settlement today for nearly 5,500 customers of NaviSite, a datacenter that suffered long downtime after several servers were accidentally unplugged. NaviSite had told its customers to expect downtime for a server upgrade. Instead of upgrading the servers, …