Data center outages are not at all uncommon, and because of that we don’t bring your attention to them on a regular basis. However, this writer has seen firsthand the “no expense spared” architecture at Boston’s One Summer Street, so when Markley Group’s impressive flagship data center – the largest colocation facility in New England with almost 1 million square feet – had a fire late Friday, it grabbed our attention.
According to Universal hub and other sources, there was a small fire on the 8th floor where UPS systems are housed causing sprinkler system activation. Whether this is entirely correct or not, we cannot confirm, however a discussion on the outages.org mailing list confirmed the impact was affecting multiple carriers in Massachusetts including Windstream and CenturyLink plus MIT confirmed it knocked their OC11 data center offline affecting multiple services.
Any IT manager with data center experience understands that even the most well-designed facilities will eventually fail – even partially – and that’s why Total Uptime was created. We help organizations get around these issues with ease. So when planning your infrastructure, always consider redundancy and how you will route all of your traffic there.
Ironically after writing a blog post earlier today commenting on how ISPs are not the best organization to handle DNS because it is not their core competency, AT&T suffered a significant DNS outage that affected many customers across the United States for many hours. Network World has a few more details as does ComputerWorld. AT&T did not release […]
Yes, even the biggest and best organizations can suffer tremendous losses due to something as simple as a DNS issue. Unless you are immersed in DNS and it is one of your core competencies, it is easy to make a mistake, and that may be what transpired at Apple. As reported at ars technica, CNBC and various other […]
Total Uptime’s DNS Service along with our DNS Failover solution are often compared to Amazon Route 53, and for good reason. Organizations are increasingly looking for a reliable DNS provider in light of frequent outages at various Domain Registrars like Network Solutions. IT experts understand that because DNS is the first link in the chain, it must be the […]
With GoDaddy’s unfortunate DNS outage on September 10th, we received an enormous number of inquiries about our DNS services. A frequently asked question was whether or not Total Uptime could provide secondary or backup DNS services for disaster recovery. The quick answer is “yes”, we can definitely provide this commonly implemented DNS backup solution, but we thought […]