Tumblr Explains Down-Time

Popular blogging platform company Tumblr.com was down for about 24 hours earlier this week. Why did they go down? There was an issue that took down a critical database cluster. This brought their whole network and then the company’s engineers worked like crazy to restore the databases. Tumblr has a small team and their website receives about 500 million pageviews per month. This month alone Tumblr had to quadruple their engineering team. [Tumblr Staff Blog]

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  1. guest says:

    4 chan ddos?

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