Twitter Touts Joyent Amid More Outages

Just after an outage, Twitter congratulates its service provider. Then goes down again.

Data Center Knowledge

January 31, 2008

1 Min Read
ITPro Today logo

Here's a scenario: You're a fast-growing Web 2.0 service under fire for your shaky uptime. You need to reassure your devoted but increasingly grumpy users that you can stay online during the Super Bowl. So you post a notice touting the merits of your "trusty infrastructure provider" - which just suffered a 10-day outage on one of the services it hosts.

It doesn't make sense to me either. (UPDATE: Apparently it didn't to Twitter once they thought about it. See our update.)But the folks at Twitter seem to believe that the time was right for a post titled Happy Happy Joyent, which notes that Twitter tends to be mobbed during large shared events:

It makes us glad that our trusty infrastructure provider Joyent has us covered with extra capacity

Read more about:

Data Center Knowledge

About the Author(s)

Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Knowledge, a sister site to ITPro Today, is a leading online source of daily news and analysis about the data center industry. Areas of coverage include power and cooling technology, processor and server architecture, networks, storage, the colocation industry, data center company stocks, cloud, the modern hyper-scale data center space, edge computing, infrastructure for machine learning, and virtual and augmented reality. Each month, hundreds of thousands of data center professionals (C-level, business, IT and facilities decision-makers) turn to DCK to help them develop data center strategies and/or design, build and manage world-class data centers. These buyers and decision-makers rely on DCK as a trusted source of breaking news and expertise on these specialized facilities.

Sign up for the ITPro Today newsletter
Stay on top of the IT universe with commentary, news analysis, how-to's, and tips delivered to your inbox daily.

You May Also Like