[Web4lib] OCLC Outage Update

Tim Spalding tim at librarything.com
Mon May 10 15:31:17 EDT 2010

What's going on with it now, do you know?


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On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 3:16 PM, Roy Tennant <tennantr at oclc.org> wrote:
> Since this topic came up on the list yesterday, here is an official update.
> Roy
> Service outage update
> On Sunday, May 9, the primary OCLC data center in Dublin lost power during
> required internal facilities maintenance activity.  OCLC staff worked
> diligently to restore services as quickly as possible.  All systems are
> fully recovered and operational.
> OCLC schedules maintenance activities at typically low usage times.  We
> regret any interruption of service, and apologize for any inconvenience to
> our users.  We are confident that we have put in place systems that address
> these issues for services today, and we continue to build on those systems
> to plan for the future.
> Additionally, in July, OCLC will implement the use of its secondary data
> center for active/passive service configurations, which can fail-over and
> back in minutes with minimal manual intervention.  In the future, we will be
> able to use the secondary data center for active/active service
> configurations, where services are load balanced in both data centers.
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