Google explained why its App Engine cloud service failed earlier this week. Following a similar failure at Amazon, the outage raises questions about whether cloud computing is ready for mission critical application deployment.
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Flickr, which is Yahoo's photo-sharing site, went down for two hours of maintenance today, and didn't come back until five hours later. Although the outage was serious, and the site stayed down for hours beyond the original estimates, the problem was handled responsibly and well.
Data breaches represented the most important category of IT failure during 2007.The year 2007 saw spectacular failures, ranging from improperly-paid teachers at Arizona State University (ASU) and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), to a massive implementation problem at the UK National Health Service (NHS), which one observer called the "greatest IT disaster in history.
Microsoft's FolderShare is a great service for synchronizing files across computers. As with any backup service, reliability is a critical user requirement for FolderShare. For this reason, I was rather shocked to learn of an planned three-day service outage starting tomorrow evening.
Online storage service MediaMax, also called The Linkup, went out of business following a system administration error that deleted active customer data. The defunct company raises questions about the reliability of cloud computing.
Last week's technology failure at a major FAA facility caused air traffic delays throughout the country and highlighted the agency's poor computing practices. Unlike major corporations and utilities, the FAA operates its air traffic control system with minimal redundancy using a "fix-on-fail" policy.
Despite the growth of BI, achieving ROI remains a challenge; video interview with Michael Corcoran, Chief Marketing Officer of Information Builders.
As part of a broad strategy to deliver on-demand project portfolio management (PPM) applications, CA announced two new "productized" implementation service offerings.
In an usual twist on downtime stories, (SaaS) vendor Workday actually increased customer loyalty after a 15-hour outage. Here's how they did it.
Migrating high-volume software products to cloud-based delivery can be a difficult challenge. Here's insight into Intuit's story.