You know I've tried cloud hosting (tried a few third party services) but found a good old fashioned single dedicated server still gives better uptimes, especially using services like K-Splice which will update the running operating system kernel without the need for reboots. They are just less technologically complex than having to mount remote file systems, storage arrays and so on. Then again I wouldn't claim any of my sites are half as busy as this one.
One feels for the Fubra Tech guys, not only will they have to give an account to management (which with any luck will be more technologically knowledgable than the guys I used to have to report to) but these things only seem to go wrong at the weekend.
Not entirely sure what a Vcluster is, I assume it refers to a Virtual Cluster, perhaps booting Virtual Machines, using a Xen like Hypervisor over a remote (NFS) storage system. If you are non techie, that still won't mean anything!
What I don't quite understand is how the managed to loose a whole lot, including DNS which is very bad. They should still be able to resolve to something, even if its just a temporary static "Ooops!" page.
This post has been edited by John Steed: 31 October 2011 - 11:09 AM