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Cloudflare outage in 19 data centers worldwide due to own error
Wed 22 Jun 2022
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cloud
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colocation
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outage
Cloudflare says its outage for 19 of its data centers yesterday was because of a change in a long-running project to increase resilience in its busiest locations.
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Vertiv introduces line of redundant power transfer switches
Wed 15 Jun 2022
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network management
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network infrastructure
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outage
Vertiv has introduced Vertiv Geist Rack Transfer Switch (RTS), a new line of transfer switches that provides redundant power to single-corded devices.
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New Uptime analysis highlights worsening downtime costs and consequences
Fri 10 Jun 2022
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bi
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big data
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data analytics
New data from Uptime Institute has found that downtime costs and consequences are worsening as those involved in data infrastructure fail to find ways to curb outages.
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Technologists need better visibility into IT performance to avoid more high profile outages
Tue 7 Dec 2021
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outage
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digital services
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appdynamics
‘If it can happen to Facebook, it could happen to us.’ This will be the concern in IT departments all over the world.
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Report: Organisations must be proactive, not reactive when it comes to security
Mon 1 Nov 2021
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it risk
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outage
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cyber threats
"Organisations need to shift mindsets, adopt a managed risk, not an IT-based approach. Security operations needs to be data-driven and predictive where continuous threat modelling runs at its core."
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Xero plagued by systems issues at worst possible time of month for customers
Fri 1 Oct 2021
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accounting systems
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xero
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outage
Xero is experiencing major systems issues coinciding with end of month invoicing, creating disruption for customers worldwide.
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What is an internet outage?
Mon 6 Sep 2021
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ddos
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outage
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thousandeyes
As more essential services are delivered digitally, availability becomes the most pressing concern, writes Cisco ThousandEyes solutions architect Mike Hicks.
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Widespread internet outages affect users across NZ
Fri 3 Sep 2021
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ddos
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cybersecurity
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outage
Internet infrastructure provider Vocus has confirmed it was hit with a DDoS attack which took its internet down for about an hour today, affecting people across the country.
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UPDATED: IT systems down at Waikato Hospital & DHB, 'cybersecurity incident' confirmed
Wed 19 May 2021
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cybersecurity
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it in healthcare
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outage
Waikato Hospital has this morning begun turning outpatients away from scheduled bookings after a major outage affecting its IT and phone systems.
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Revealed: COVID-19's impact on internet disruptions
Wed 5 Aug 2020
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disruption
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digital disruption
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outage
"We saw outages spike to unprecedented levels -- especially among internet service providers who seem to have been more vulnerable to disruptions than cloud providers.”
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Revealed: The cure to network outage-related downtime
Tue 9 Jun 2020
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dlp
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breach prevention
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gigamon
It’s estimated the average cost per network outage in the United States alone amounts to US$402,542 – with one in ten major outages costing over $1 million.
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ANZ firms fail to detect technical issues - until customers report them
Fri 13 Mar 2020
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dr
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crm
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cx
A PagerDuty survey says that 42% of firms only uncover major technology issues from their customers.
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Top internet outages of 2019 - ThousandEyes
Wed 15 Jan 2020
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ddos
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network infrastructure
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firewall
The most significant of these outages took place over the northern hemisphere summer and disrupted nearly every top tech company in some fashion.
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Two key ways to prevent data centre outages
Fri 5 Jul 2019
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outage
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modular data centre
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uptime institute
Power loss is still causing significant problems within the industry, according to more than 1600 operators and IT practitioners surveyed.
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Protecting data centres from fire – your options
Thu 21 Mar 2019
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outage
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network downtime
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fire
Chubb's Pierre Thorne discusses the countless potential implications of a data centre outage, and how to avoid them.
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Azure outage postmortem: Microsoft reveals what happened and why
Wed 12 Sep 2018
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cloud
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microsoft
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devops
Headlines around the world have been shouting about Azure's outage - here's MIcrosoft's postmortem on the matter.
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NAB apologises after nationwide systems outage
Mon 28 May 2018
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finance, leasing & rental
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power / energy
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outage
The bank experienced major connectivity issues leaving many customers unable to access their money.
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Anatomy of an outage: Understanding the lifecycle of downtime
Thu 19 Apr 2018
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dr
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business continuity
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outage
Are they listening and truly understanding your priorities and unique challenges?
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Australian law firm builds hybrid cloud strategy on Nutanix OS
Fri 6 Apr 2018
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cloud
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devops
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hybrid cloud
“Our IT teams are genuinely happier - they’re not fighting fires, staying late or over the weekends to fix bugs and outages."
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Chaos in the cloud: Majority of organisations moving to the cloud aren't prepared for an outage
Mon 19 Mar 2018
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dr
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cloud
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multi-cloud
“Getting this right means less downtime, financial impact, loss of customers' trust and damage to brand reputation."
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Amazon's AWS S3 suffers failure - Slack, Medium and Quora all affected
Wed 1 Mar 2017
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cloud
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storage
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hyperscale
The outage appeared to have begun around 12:35 pm eastern standard time.
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UPDATED: Vodafone internet down around New Zealand, customers want answers
Thu 28 Jan 2016
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contact centre
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telecommunications
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customers
Vodafone NZ internet is down around the country, and with no word from the company, customers have turned to Facebook to share their thoughts.
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DDos dramatically increasing cause of data center outages
Tue 26 Jan 2016
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ddos
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data centre operators
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power / energy
Cybercrime is making its presence felt in data centers as the fastest growing cause of unplanned outages, while outage costs themselves are escalating
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Vodafone fibre cut, call centres down around the country
Mon 16 Feb 2015
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contact centre
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telecommunications
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outage
Vodafone is experiencing an unexpected fibre cut in Auckland, Penrose, and says this is impacting Vodafone call centres nationwide.
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