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The 10 Biggest Cloud Outages Of 2014 (So Far)

Joseph Tsidulko

Joyent, May 27

Cloud service provider Joyent saw its East Coast datacenter go down because of an error a system administrator initiated during a remote capacity upgrade.

According to Joyent's postmortem, the operator was performing routine upgrades when he inadvertently caused all East Coast API systems and customer instances to be rebooted simultaneously that afternoon.

Minimum downtime was 20 minutes and most customers were up and running within half an hour, but a small number waited more than two hours to get back into the system because of a bug in a network card driver running on some of the legacy hardware platforms.

 
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