So if you thought you had a bad day this week. You must not work at Wikipedia or YouTube, those folks had a truly bad day! Between yesterday and today, both large authoritative sites went down for different periods of time. Wikipedia stated their issue was the resultÂ of an overheating problem in their European data center, which forced them to move all user traffic to there back-up at their Florida Cluster. This however resulted in another failure that shut down Wikimedia globally for over an hour. This created quite a stir in Twitter with enough mentions that it soon became a bit of a Twitter trend.You can read Wikipedia’s Tech blog here
YouTube which is owned by Google, Inc. had went down as well, though not due to the many rumors about Google’s recent issues with China. A representative from Google states the outage which lasted just over an hour was not cause by outside sources, but rather from technical problems. Google did give an apology for any inconvenience the downtime may have caused.
With the pure size and traffic hitting both of those widely popular sites, we hope the engineers and techs’ working for those companies can finally put there feet up a bit and relax as both sites issues have been resolved and are back up and running.We wish them the very best, though all we can say is “Ouch!”