Outage news stories
Cloudflare outage in 19 data centers worldwide due to own error
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.
Vertiv introduces line of redundant power transfer switches
Vertiv has introduced Vertiv Geist Rack Transfer Switch (RTS), a new line of transfer switches that provides redundant power to single-corded devices.
New Uptime analysis highlights worsening downtime costs and consequences
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.
Technologists need better visibility into IT performance to avoid more high profile outages
‘If it can happen to Facebook, it could happen to us.’ This will be the concern in IT departments all over the world.
Report: Organisations must be proactive, not reactive when it comes to security
"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."
Business management platform
Xero plagued by systems issues at worst possible time of month for customers
Xero is experiencing major systems issues coinciding with end of month invoicing, creating disruption for customers worldwide.
What is an internet outage?
As more essential services are delivered digitally, availability becomes the most pressing concern, writes Cisco ThousandEyes solutions architect Mike Hicks.
Widespread internet outages affect users across NZ
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.
UPDATED: IT systems down at Waikato Hospital & DHB, 'cybersecurity incident' confirmed
Waikato Hospital has this morning begun turning outpatients away from scheduled bookings after a major outage affecting its IT and phone systems.
Revealed: COVID-19's impact on internet disruptions
"We saw outages spike to unprecedented levels -- especially among internet service providers who seem to have been more vulnerable to disruptions than cloud providers.”
Revealed: The cure to network outage-related downtime
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.
A/NZ firms fail to detect technical issues - until customers report them
A PagerDuty survey says that 42% of firms only uncover major technology issues from their customers.
Top internet outages of 2019 - ThousandEyes
The most significant of these outages took place over the northern hemisphere summer and disrupted nearly every top tech company in some fashion.
Two key ways to prevent data centre outages
Power loss is still causing significant problems within the industry, according to more than 1600 operators and IT practitioners surveyed.
Protecting data centres from fire – your options
Chubb's Pierre Thorne discusses the countless potential implications of a data centre outage, and how to avoid them.
Azure outage postmortem: Microsoft reveals what happened and why
Headlines around the world have been shouting about Azure's outage - here's MIcrosoft's postmortem on the matter.
Finance, Leasing & Rental
NAB apologises after nationwide systems outage
The bank experienced major connectivity issues leaving many customers unable to access their money.
Anatomy of an outage: Understanding the lifecycle of downtime
Are they listening and truly understanding your priorities and unique challenges?
Australian law firm builds hybrid cloud strategy on Nutanix OS
“Our IT teams are genuinely happier - they’re not fighting fires, staying late or over the weekends to fix bugs and outages."
Chaos in the cloud: Majority of organisations moving to the cloud aren't prepared for an outage
“Getting this right means less downtime, financial impact, loss of customers' trust and damage to brand reputation."
Amazon's AWS S3 suffers failure - Slack, Medium and Quora all affected
The outage appeared to have begun around 12:35 pm eastern standard time.
UPDATED: Vodafone internet down around New Zealand, customers want answers
Vodafone NZ internet is down around the country, and with no word from the company, customers have turned to Facebook to share their thoughts.
Data Centre Operators
DDos dramatically increasing cause of data center outages
Cybercrime is making its presence felt in data centers as the fastest growing cause of unplanned outages, while outage costs themselves are escalating
Vodafone fibre cut, call centres down around the country
Vodafone is experiencing an unexpected fibre cut in Auckland, Penrose, and says this is impacting Vodafone call centres nationwide.