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    Is Still Alive silver trophybronze trophy RetroNetro's Avatar
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    authorize.net down due to datacenter fire!


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    That's going to cause some pain.

    And it's probably not just authorize.net, but also many other colocators and hosters as well. And on the July 4 weekend.

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    And this is why redundancy is so important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Schulz View Post
    And this is why redundancy is so important.
    And this is why redundancy is so important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tke71709 View Post
    And this is why redundancy is so important.
    And this is why redundancy is so important.

    Sorry I couldn't resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BPartch View Post
    And this is why redundancy is so important.

    Sorry I couldn't resist.
    And this is why redundancy is so important.

    Oh why not

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    I think there is enough redundancy in the comment about the importance of redundancy now.
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    Follow Me On Twitter: @djg gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy Dan Grossman's Avatar
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    They had redundancy, but it couldn't handle their volume. They were back up pretty soon after the fire co. let them back in the building, updated throughout the entire event via Twitter (since they couldn't update their website while it was on fire), I'm not too unhappy with how it played out.

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    Redundancy is important. I wonder if they got any mileage out of the is_computer_on_fire() system call . . .

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    Follow Me On Twitter: @djg gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy Dan Grossman's Avatar
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    The entire authorizenet platform has been running from the backup data center since the fire, BTW. So clearly it had enough capacity, they just weren't quite prepared for a live failover.

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    Being prepared for a live failover is tricky--you can have plans and run limited tests a million times, but you can't simulate the real thing without having a live failover, which your boss probably doesn't want you to do if you have a true 24x7x365.25 operation like Authorize.NET. Thats why DR is always so fun . . . .


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