When the cloud burst
On 9/10/12 GoDaddy had a five-hour outage that left millions of websites and email account offline.
“It was not a ‘hack’ and it was not a denial of service attack (DDoS),” GoDaddy Interim CEO Scott Wagner wrote in an e-mail. “We have determined the service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables.”
“Once engineers identified the problem, they were able to restore e-mail and connectivity to the company’s and customers’ websites”, Wagner added. “Customer data was never at risk of being exposed during the outage, which prevented people from accessing many or all of the websites that rely on GoDaddy.”
This outage is a a good reminder that the internet and its services (Cloud) can and will go down. We can help you mitigate your exposure and help recover from these outages.
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