This hasn’t been a good week for major Internet services. First up was Wikipedia going splat yesterday due to an overheating situation in the data center and then a failure of their failover procedure and here. I won’t start on the failure of their data center provider to detect and head off whatever infrastructure failure cause the overheating before it reached catastrophe point, but discovering your failover plan is garbage during said catastrophe is just pathetic.
Update:Yes, I will start on them. DCK reports that the EU data center that Wikipedia is in uses free air cooling. How in HECK do you have a major cooling failure when Mother Nature is doing the work?
Next up is the failure of YouTube’s main web site for approximately 90 minutes this morning. No word on the cause of this one yet but I think it must be something in the water.