If you’re one of CenturyLink’s 5.8 million broadband subscribers, you’re probably fuming because your service is out. Such nationwide outages are rare, but that doesn’t make it any less painful for customers.
The most recent issue affecting Outlook.com and Hotmail users was caused by temperature spike in one of Microsoft’s data centers, an executive said.
Microsoft online services including Outlook.com, Hotmail and Skydrive are experiencing problems on Tuesday night.
This is just another lesson learned that human error is more likely to get us than catastrophic failures. Why? We plan for catastrophic failures, including contingency planning, but rarely plan for dumb mistakes.
Pity poor Microsoft email users: Hotmail and Outlook.com service is out for many on Monday — indeed some have complained that the service has been on the fritz for weeks since an earlier outage.
The issue of resiliency in the cloud has gained new life after Amazon experienced an outage that took out Netflix on Christmas Eve. Hybrid clouds are the answer to the problem, but how do you know what applications deserve such treatment?
Both Amazon Web Services and Netflix — its most-prominent customer — have released details on AWS outage that took down Netflix’s streaming service on Christmas Eve. AWS attributes the issue primarily to human error. Netflix just wants to avoid this situation again, whatever the cause.
LinkedIn’s popular career building and job search site has been offline for a short time Monday morning. There’s not a ton of information available yet, so stay tuned.
It’s a bad week to stop sniffing glue — and to run big cloud services. Google App Engine took a hit Friday, just days after Amazon Web Services suffered another very public snafu.
Once again Amazon has experienced significant problems at its big US East data center. The snafu has taken down Foursquare, Reddit, Heroku and other popular websites.