Technorati’s Lessons Learned

The Doc Searls Weblog points to an article by David Sifry, listing their cascading troubles that started with a fire at their colocation facility. I went through a similar learning experience while I was at BugCentral.com and we had our servers hosted by USDataCenters. Short answer: you should have a local UPS on your machine with ‘soft shutdown’ software in place so that your box doesn’t get corrupted when the rest of the facility goes down.

There’s a Mr. Murphy here, and he’s got a torch.

David Sifry: The colo fire has led to a cascade of failures

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