More likely IBM stuffed up by using some $2 per hour grad in India to manage their Domain/DNS registrations.
IBM's cloudy global load balancer and reverse DNS services have been impacted by a DNS mess inflicted on Big Blue by a domain name registrar. In an email to customers, IBM says that on September 6th “During a bulk transfer of domain names between two domain registrar services, two domains (global-datacenter.com and global- …
Friday 8th September 2017 05:54 GMT Hans 1
Compare that to the monthly outages on Azure ... From January to June this year, I experienced at least one outage a month, some lasting a week ... if I count authentication issues with Firefox, I think it took them 6 weeks to fix ...
As for The Register:
Yes, comment@rd experiences outage while commenting on another outage ...
Friday 8th September 2017 07:52 GMT Dan 55
Friday 8th September 2017 09:07 GMT paulf
Re: Total Inability to Support Usual Performance
After all their IBM coverage in recent years perhaps they did and this mornings El Reg downtime was the revenge?. All my attempts to read El Reg over my cornflakes crapped out to a Cloudflare holding page. I had to rely on the other half for my morning dose of snarky commentary.
Friday 8th September 2017 12:43 GMT Anonymous Coward
Saturday 9th September 2017 22:09 GMT mako23
Expect more of this to happen
IBM has fired so many experienced staff that had high intellectual capital. What's left is low payed staff with low intellectual capital. No disrespect to these individuals but you can't replace those individuals with twenty plus years of experience with staff out of an Indian university.
I'm an old timer who left IBM many years ago, the company I knew doesn't exist anymore. I expect further declining revenue and profit. In my opinion the share price is still way over valued.