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Google pushes for 99.99% uptime for Google Apps, removes downtime from SLA

Google has announced a couple of changes in its service level agreement (SLA) for Google Apps, and they're both to the benefit of Apps users. First of all, Google has decided to outright remove the clause that allowed for scheduled downtime. Google stresses that it's the first major cloud services provider to do so. Google has also chosen to amend the SLA so that even downtime that's shorter...

MonitorServerUptime is a monitoring solution for small websites

Large websites (like DownloadSquad or any other major blog/site) have full-time sysadmins, dedicated hosting facilities, and a ton of fail-safe mechanisms to ensure that they're always up and available. However, if you have a small site that's running off of a shared host you may sometimes be surprised to discover that it's down. That rarely happens, but when it does happen you usually discover...

Google experiences downtime, so does faith in cloud computing

Google is experiencing some downtime this afternoon. While some users report that they experienced a hiccup or two when sending an email using Gmail, others (myself included) seem to be experiencing a total Google blackout. No Gmail, no Google Reader, no Google Docs, and no Google Talk. Oh, and the search engine isn't accessible either. I have no doubt that service will be restored momentarily....

When Twitter is Down, a single-serving site seems like a good idea

In the tradition of humorous single-serving site status checkers like istwitterdown.com and downforeveryoneorjustme.com comes a new entry with none of the utility of the others, but about fifty times the comedic value. When Twitter is Down is a site by Adam "lonelysandwich" Lisagor, a well-known Twitter user and one of the hosts of the You Look Nice Today podcast. Sandwich gathered up some of...

Is this web site down for everyone or is it just you?

Have you ever tried to visit a web page only to get the dreaded 404 error or another message, even though the site was working just fine an hour ago? You might be trying to determine if your favorite software and technology blog has crashed due to billions of page refreshes as we liveblog the launch of OS X 10.9.7.1.5.2.4.7.1.3. Or maybe you're just trying to see if your own hosting company has...