Dreamhost Redundancy

It seems that the real lesson to be learned from all of these network problems is that Dreamhost needs more redundancy in its network.

The dreamhoststatus.com site is on one machine, so when the machine failed, the site was down.

We’re told that the network problems since the recent power outage(s) are due to problems with one of Dreamhost’s two core routers and that the reason the replacement/upgrade has been scheduled for Monday night is that they couldn’t get the new hardware from Cisco any quicker. I would have thought Dreamhost would have hot spares for any crucial equipment.

my take on that is here: