After reading about this on Tech crunch, this geek is glad he’s not hosted with Rack Space. My time with media Temple may be short but I have yet to see one hiccup from their service. several large and prominent websites were taken down due to Rack Space failure. Which leaves just another blight on the eye of his company.
Some of these sites affected by this recent outage were 37 signals, the laughing squid, Tech crunch and the custom tumblr site.
From the TechCrunch Blog
The failure apparently originated in the company’s Dallas-area server farm. But unlike previous times, this does not appear to be a power issue, the company says. Some other sites that are currently affected include: 37signals, Brizzly, Scoble’s blog, all of the sites hosted by Laughing Squid, Tumblr custom domains, and many others.
This is another black eye for the company, though they are generally responsive with other issues we’ve had throughout our time with them. But until they can prove to be more reliable, we’ve decided to get a backup version of TechCrunch up and running at another datacenter, for when someone inevitably trips over a power cord at the Dallas Rackspace center again.
Let’s hope rack space can overcome these glitches and keep their network running to back up their claims of fanatical support.