It must be one heck of an outage if you can knock out that grid. Kinda scary to think about what it takes to take the whole shebang offline. Will be interesting to watch the damage control and the bounceback. Although I’m sure its an upgrade from most shared hosting servers.
Customers of MediaTemple’s GridServer, which received widespread attention upon its debut last month, experienced significant downtime Tuesday. GridServer is among the many cluster-based grid hosting services, offering the promise of enterprise-level reliability and scalability in an affordable web hosting plan.
GridServer got a big boost when its launch was featured on TechCrunch, a leading technology blog. On Tuesday, bloggers who were among the early adopters to GridServer were airing their grievances as their sites were slowed by performance problems. MediaTemple provided regular updates on its efforts to stabilize the system, citing bugs in a third-party storage system as the cause for the outages and sluggishness. The performance problems began at 10 a.m. Pacific time and continued past 5 p.m. for some customers.
Originally posted on November 29, 2006 @ 9:20 pm