According to the Wall Street Journal, and other sources, the Internet was severely disrupted in China for several hours on January 21st as a result of DNS issues. While the true cause of the DNS issues appears unknown (although many blame it on the Great Firewall of China) it always takes issues like these for organizations to realize how critical DNS is to reliable operations on the Internet. At Total Uptime, we understand the importance of DNS. Without it, the Internet would not be what it is today. DNS is our core product, and we operate one of the largest authoritative DNS networks on the planet. When it comes to DNS, we know what we’re doing, so why not give our DNS service a try to see how rock solid DNS helps improve your bottom line.
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 […]
On July 12th a major power event occurred at the prominent carrier hotel at 56 Marietta Street responsible for network interconnections for a significant portion of the southeast including over 60 carriers and over 100 telecom providers. The incident occurred during planned power distribution upgrades and created quite a number of issues for both regional […]
In 1959 there was a fire in the Pentagon. It resulted in seven million dollars’ worth of damage, taking out three mainframe computers. In today’s currency that would be $58.1 million. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) was then tasked with creating rules and regulations to manage risks in computer environments. They came up with […]
On Thursday night August 20th, 2015, a blast occurred in the basement of 811 West Wilshire Blvd. in downtown Los Angeles taking out an on-site power station leaving 12 buildings in the area without utility power for much of Friday, as reported by ABC News and other sources. The outage significantly affected major network provider Level 3 […]