RIM Hit With Outages Across 3 Continents

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Today RIM had to deal with a service outage that affected BlackBerry users across 3 continents.  “Some users in Europe, Middle East & Africa are experiencing issues with their BlackBerry service,” said the company.  “We are investigating and apologize for any inconvenience.”

RIM fixed the problem a few hours later and apologized to their customers for the outage.  It is unknown what caused the problem and how many people were affected.  About a year ago, RIM had the worst system failure in their history.  The cause of that outage was because of traffic-directing hardware at one of their European servers had failed.  That outage lasted several days and tens of millions of people were affected.


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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