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+ - Navisite Massively Botches Datacenter Move->

Submitted by
9InchRails
9InchRails writes "In a move to consolidate a newly acquired datacenter, web hosting provider Navisite shutdown, boxed and transported hundreds of servers, effectively stranding in excess of 200,000 web sites and authoritative name servers. This fiasco is in its fourth day as noted here and here. How could a company been so completely incompetent?"
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The Internet

+ - Worst datacenter migration ever?->

Submitted by capnkr
capnkr (1153623) writes "What do you do, what *can* you do, when your webhosting company has serious problems that result in downtimes of 70+ hours? Sue them? This is what some customers of Alabanza hosting are threatening.

Alabanza was acquired in August by now-parent company Navisite, and this datacenter migration was to have happened over a month ago. Despite several promises to the contrary, servers are still not up, and the complaints are still coming in.

If you were affected by this, if you'd lost paying customers due to the webhosts foul-up, what could the company offer you that would keep you out of the lawsuit? Free hosting for a time would not seem to be much of an incentive. Monetary compensation would be nice, but how would you prove your value lost, with factors like customers trust in your sites reliability not being easily factored?"

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Networking

+ - Navisite Massive Failure, 1000s of websites down

Submitted by dotpl
dotpl (666) writes "Navisite recently acquired Albanza and informed all hosting providers hosting servers at Alabanza (900+) that they would like to move all servers to the more secure Naviste data centers. The original plan was to virtually move the servers, and then do the physical move. But Navisite did the opposite and just unplugged the servers, put them in a truck and shipped them to the site. Once at the site, no one had any idea how to re-connect them and bring them back online.

red more about the issue here and here"
Announcements

+ - Perfect NOC Consolidation Storm

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "On Friday, November 2, while most of us were out having a good time, 300 web hosting companies, with 895 dedicated servers, watched as the AlabanzaNaviSite server migration began. Four days later, an estimated 100,000+ web sites are down, including Linux Web Host. "Navisite, the US web hosting firm, is scrambling to fix an extended outage that is believed to have rendered tens of thousands of websites inoperable for more than three days. The company hopes to completely resolve the problem by Tuesday morning at the latest." — UK Register. The Perfect Noc Consolidation Story starring Matt Damon & George Clooney in theaters Summer 2008."
The Internet

+ - Navisite Fumbles Migration of 200,000 web sites->

Submitted by
tclark
tclark writes "Managed hosting provider Navisite went forward with a badly planned attempt to migrate thousands of customers from the recently purchased Alabanza NOC in Virginia to its facility in Andover MA. After numerous problems and missed deadlines, customer websites are still down with little information coming from Navisite. Many current customers are considering ditching the troubled service provider."
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Handhelds

+ - Teen untethers iPhone from AT&T

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9InchRails
9InchRails writes "An article on CNN Gives some minor details about a kid who has managed to overcome not being able to use an iPhone on a network other than AT&T. The article is void on details, but this may well unlock the hot new PDA on the block."

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