Grid Server Outage at Media Temple

I hate to be the one to tell you that I told you so, but I did. According the Netcraft:

Customers of MediaTemple’s GridServer, which received widespread attention upon its debut last month, experienced significant downtime Tuesday. GridServer is among the many cluster-based grid hosting services, offering the promise of enterprise-level reliability and scalability in an affordable web hosting plan.

Now that I got the “I told you so” out of the way, let me say something in the defense of Media Temple.

Bad things happen, no matter who your Web host is.

Media Temple’s advantage is also it’s disadvantage. They are host to a lot of popular blogs out there, so when things are good they get praise ten times more than anybody else. When things go back – the same thing happens in the negative sense.

Related Hosting Links:
+ Chris Pirillo Was Burned By the Outage As Well
+ Here is a Thread About the Situation at Web Hosting Talk
+ News Coverage of the Event Via Netcraft

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