Tumblr Explains Down-Time

Posted Dec 7, 2010

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]