Latest Downtime Stories

2011-07-18 00:01:35

Dartmouth Printing brings in Ecessa PowerLink to eliminate downtime and increase profits. Dartmouth estimates one hour of downtime could cost thousands but with PowerLink, Dartmouth experiences no downtime and the associated loss of customers and productivity. (PRWEB) July 17, 2011 In the publishing world, just about everything revolves around deadlines. Writers, editors and graphic artists are all in a perpetually frenzied state, trying to meet the daunting demands of creating a quality...

2011-07-13 07:30:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neverfail®, a leading global software company specializing in affordable continuous availability and disaster recovery solutions, today announced that VectorVest, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, uses Neverfail to protect its databases that house real-time stock analysis and portfolio management data. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110713/DA33790LOGO) VectorVest, with operations also in Cornelius, N.C., produces...

2011-05-20 06:50:00

DUFFIELD, Va., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, May 20, 2011, OnePartner's ATAC datacenter passes a milestone, achieving 1,000 days of uninterrupted service. Spring has delivered a punishing barrage of tornadoes, fires, floods and powerful weather systems that have disrupted power to thousands of businesses. These challenges can be devastating to businesses already struggling with a weak economy. Businesses that suffer multiple power outages each year lose unmeasured productivity...

2011-04-30 05:18:30

Amazon issued a technical 6,000-word statement on Friday apologizing for the outage that occurred a week earlier when its web hosting service, Elastic Compute Cloud or EC2, experienced a massive crash and caused a number of companies such as Foursquare, Reddit and Quoro to go offline, some for several days. "We want to apologize," the statement says. Amazon has acknowledged that some of its customers lost data as a result of the technical problems, and has offered a 10-day credit to customers...

2011-04-25 11:15:00

Sony confirmed on Monday that a hacking attack was the cause of its PlayStation Network being taken offline. Sony said it took down the network voluntarily while it investigated an "external intrusion." The system has been unavailable for the past five days. Users who have tried connecting to the network are met with an error messaging that says the network is "undergoing maintenance" or is "suspended." According to Sony, over 70 million accounts are registered with its network worldwide....

2011-04-23 00:00:31

To avoid network downtime when a record audience is expected to tune into Friday's nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton, IT and network managers must prepare for a global celebration. Cymtec CEO Andrew Rubin provides five tips for companies that want to strike the right balance between ensuring no one misses a minute of the celebration and guaranteeing business operations can continue uninterrupted. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 When Prince Charles married Lady Diana...

2011-04-04 07:30:00

AUSTIN, Texas, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neverfail®, a leading global software company specializing in affordable continuous availability and disaster recovery solutions, today announced that First Acceptance Corporation, a personal auto insurer based in Nashville, Tenn. is using Neverfail to manage and protect all of its existing virtualized applications and storage infrastructure. First Acceptance Corporation specializes in non-standard auto insurance, providing...

2011-03-29 07:00:00

GERMANTOWN, Md., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AmeriPride grew from a push cart business more than a century ago in Lincoln, Nebraska, to a multi-national uniform rental service and linen supply company by taking nothing to chance. It's a key reason why the company recently selected the Hughes Access Continuity Service over broadband satellite from Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) to protect its service centers across North America from network outages. (Logo:...

2011-03-22 09:48:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tenant and employee credit report and background screening provider StarPoint Screening has moved its entire business server infrastructure to INetU for the online company's managed hosting needs. INetU was selected to eliminate downtime through its service level agreement and fully managed, highly accessible custom hosting platform. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110214/PH47800LOGO ) "We were experiencing significant pain...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'