Rich Miller: Youtube back after outage

Zero downtime data centers? Expensive, and often cost prohibitive. Read on about outages that affect Google. Everyone is susceptible to data center downtime.

t’s been a rough couple of days for uptime at the world’s most popular sites. This morning YouTube was down for several hours, and Google has yet to issue an incident report. The downtime for the web’s leading video hub follows an outage yesterday for Wikipedia.

Many users visiting YouTube were greeted with an “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable” error message or a 500 Internal Server Error. Videos embedded in third-party sites apparently continued to work just fine. ”YouTube experienced a technical issue this morning,” YouTube reported, using its Twitter feed to state the obvious. “Our engineers worked to fix it and the site is back to normal.”

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Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.