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How did Facebook go down despite multiple data centers?

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Mar 14, 2019 4:30 PM 1+ mon ago

How did Facebook go down despite multiple data centers?

Andy Patrizio is a freelance technology writer based in Orange County, California. He's written for a variety of publications, ranging from Tom's Guide to Wired to Dr. Dobbs Journal.

"Yesterday, we made a server configuration change that triggered a cascading series of issues. As a result, many people had difficulty accessing our apps and services," said Travis Reed, a Facebook spokesman. "We have resolved the issues, and our systems have been recovering over the last few hours. We are very sorry for the inconvenience and we appreciate everyone's patience,"

The question for me is how could a company with redundant data centers around the U.S., not to mention internationally, be taken down like this? All told it has seven data centers in the U.S. Redundancy is supposed to help prevent this kind of problem.

Well, not exactly. In ...

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