Basking in the Failures of Others

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If you’re feeling down, the misery of others can be a nice pick-me-up. WebHosting Unleashed published a list of 11 embarrassing and costly server meltdowns.

My favorite is number seven:

7. In August 2007, hosting service ValueWeb notified customers that their sites would be unavailable for 15 to 18 hours while 3,700 Web site and business application servers were trucked 270 miles to new facilities. In fact, many of these customers were offline for several days.

Of course, one shouldn’t take too much pleasure in the list. The next epic server failure is just waiting to happen.

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