Netflix experienced an extended outage this Tuesday afternoon, with users reporting on Twitter that it went down around 3:40pm PT, according to…
YouTube became inaccessible on the web as well as on mobile and connected devices since a little after 2pm PT Monday, but came back around 30 minutes later.
Amazon’s home page went down Tuesday. There’s no word on the cause, but this is the second big site outage in the last few days, given Google’s outage on Friday.
Users experienced delays and a downed service from Twitter on Monday as the company experience outages as the result of a routine change. The stakes have grown higher for Twitter in what a fail whale means.
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.
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?
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 bad enough when Twitter or Facebook fail, but when Github goes down, real work is affected. And Github has now gone down twice in two days. Developers want to know: what’s up with that?
GoDaddy, the hosting and domain registrar has been down for more than four hours, possibly as a result of the group Anonymous. But the founder of ThingsWeStart, a Kickstarter data collection project just wishes it hadn’t happened in the middle of his site’s launch. hacktavist
Ouch. France’s top mobile network, Orange, has been suffering from a bug that left a huge chunk of users unable to access their voicemail — just a few weeks after a software glitch rendered vast parts of the company’s network unusable.
On Thursday night Facebook experienced a substantial outage, going dark for up to 80 minutes for some people. This isn’t just another indignity for the company after a rocky IPO — it’s revenue lost. When Facebook is offline it can’t sell ads.
Verizon’s struggles to keep its LTE network running consistently continue. Wednesday morning, Verizon reported on its Twitter feed that it is looking into customer complaints about the 4G service going down, and multiple blogs are reporting network outages in several markets ranging from Phoenix to Indianapolis.
Verizon’s LTE network has had a hell of a month. After a year of smooth performance, interrupted only by one major glitch in April, the new ultra-fast 4G network has experienced a string of three outages in a single month. Verizon’s network head explains why.
Wednesday’s LTE outage shows Verizon still has bugs to work out in its new 4G network. As the first to launch LTE on a large scale, Verizon has become a guinea pig for the entire industry, dealing with the technologies remaining flaws as they arise.
Well, that wasn’t quick. But at least it’s good news: RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) says that its services are now finally getting restored in all the re…
Without thinking about the SLA it’s impossible to compare costs between clouds. An enterprise gigabyte comes with a whole host of services around it, while Amazon’s does not. So while it seems like cost per gigabyte is a good measure, it’s not. Here’s why.
Amazon Web Services (s amzn) released its official statement and apology regarding the four-day outage that began on April 21, vowing, as expected, to improve the design of its Elastic Block Storage service and generally improve availability across the AWS platform.
As a result of last week’s four-day cloud computing outage, both Amazon Web Services and its users have publicly come under fire for their practices. I think both groups will take these criticisms to heart, but I don’t think we should expect anything too drastic.
As Skype sputters back to life today after its first major outage in three years, it’s helpful to look at how critical the communications tool has become for users and companies, who increasingly rely on it for phone, IM and video chat service.
Skype went down this morning, plunging millions of users into VoIP and IM darkness. Then Twitter was out briefly before coming back online. The incidents may be unrelated, but they highlight our growing reliance on web communications tools to keep in touch.
Facebook suffered one of its worst outages in years today, an event that lasted for several hours and took out all the Facebook-powered “like” buttons on sites across the web. This caused a stream of jokes on Twitter, and we’ve collected some of the best here.
Last week, Twitter went down. Again. And yet we all gnash our teeth, wring our hands, cry foul, shake our fists at the sky, then breathe a quick sigh of relief once the Fail Whale is gone and our Twitterstream flows again.
Facebook has been inaccessible to many — if not all — users for the last 30 minutes. This is incredibly bad timing for the company, which is trying to pitch itself this week as a central part of the web’s infrastructure.
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It may have only lasted 100 minutes, but the Great Gmail Outage of last week generated discussion that endured for days. It…
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We’ve been getting tips for the last few days that Revver is down and/or having trouble serving off-site videos. However, each time…
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