Take a guess which data center will go down in flames or get seized by the FBI this year.
It happens every year:
2008EV1 and RackShack and 9,000 total servers go out in ThePlanet data center firePopular host Alphared abandons their data center, leaving customers stranded
2009Authorize.net, allrecipes.com, Bing travel and thousands of others burned in Fisher Plaza data center fireSidekick users lose all data when Microsoft data center upgrade goes awry4,000 servers at Rackspace go down in four different outagesMost of Core IP data center seized by FBI due to one customer
2010Wikipedia and many other sites go down when Amsterdam data center they colo in overheatsWikipedia’s OTHER data center in Florida burnsQuicken, Turbo Tax down for days due to power outageAcronoc data center down, locked up for a week as owners flee the state
Any predictions for the major data center catastrophies of 2011?
We actually had servers at Acronoc when they abandoned their data center, but
although we couldn’t get to our servers for a week our sites stayed up due to Clonebox.
It was the Alphared incident two years before that had caused us to launch Clonebox immediately
after a couple years of back burner development. Though Alphared didn’t affect us directly,
it was a wake up call that we and the webmasters we work with could no longer have their
entire business at the mercy of a single data center.
So who do you predict will crash and burn this year? Any guesses as to the largest numbers
of servers that will be affected by a single incident this year? My guess is 10,000 servers
in one major data center.
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