[LINK] 'Cloud Computing doesn't fly'

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Sep 28 09:21:19 EST 2010

>On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 7:42 AM, Roger Clarke 
><Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au> wrote:
>>  [The Virgin Blue event appears to have established that:
>>  -   solid-state memory isn't necessarily more reliable than disk-drives

At 9:00 +1000 28/9/10, Andy Farkas wrote:
>How was solid-state memory involved with the failure and where did you get
>this information?

Sorry, I avoided posting two articles.  The Australian has such an 
awful site that I try to avoid going there.  And Rupert must agree 
with me, because he appears to be threatening to make it even less 
accessible  (:-)

 From p.1 of the IT Section of the print edition this morning:

Virgin system crash may spark multi-million-dollar payout
Fran Foo
The Australian
[Tuesday] September 28, 2010 12:00AM

Late yesterday Navitaire submitted its first report on the incident, 
showing that at 8am AEST on Sunday the solid-state disk server 
infrastructure used to host Virgin Blue's applications failed.

This crashed the airline's internet booking, reservations, check-in 
and boarding systems.

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