My wife’s sites are up and running right now so they seem to have gotten it under control for the moment (perhaps).
I think it’s an interesting hosting problem. Dreamhost has gone with a very expensive file server underlying their new cluster and despite it being allegedly the most high performance, high availability and high reliability hardware on the planet (well, it’s supposed to be in the top tier), it hasn’t met their expectations.
I’m not sure if they’re going to declare it a failure and build out a new cluster while they try to work out the problems with the existing one. I’m sure they’re not too excited at the prospect as it will probably cost them millions to do so as this is moving up a purchase they probably were expecting to make in 2009 rather than 2008, along with all the incremental costs associated with data center space, configuration, network hardware and all the ancillary activities associated with building a new cluster.
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