MySpace down due to power outage

By Derek Sooman on July 24, 2006, 8:41 AM
Back in the news again for something bad after only one day, popular site MySpace is down! Yes, the world's most popular social networking website has been down for quite a few hours now after a power outage in their data centre. Some parts of the service are accessible but profiles and blogs aren't.

A MySpace spokesman has confirmed that the data centre that MySpace and some other companies use to host their sites has suffered from a power failure. MySpace also claim that engineers are working to solve the problem as soon as they can.

One does not generally expect a power outage to cripple a data centre. Such centres usually connect to at least two power sources so that they can switch in case one source fails. Additionally, failover is usually configured between two data centres with identical servers at each site so that disasters can be recovered from (even loosing an entire data centre through fire, flood, etc.) Most large companies employ these sorts of options in their data centres so it is surprising that MySpace is down at all.

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Phantasm66 said:
Looks like everything is back up now.
Julio said:
It was down for several hours though, but after all who needs myspace? ;) I swear I haven't seen such bloated pages in years.
Phantasm66 said:
I work for a bank and we have complete redundancy between two data centers so that if terrorists crashed a plane into one the bank would keep on ticking.However if a two plans hit (one each data center) we would be screwed of course.
TimeParadoX said:
"However if a two plans hit (one each data center) we would be screwed of course."Yeah but what terrorist is that smart? :DWell Myspace is just a waste of everyones time that goes to that site, It's just abunch of Emos & goths talking about how they hate life and all that... I mean it's just retarded even making a MySpace account
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