Twitter's persistent and disruptive service outages entered a second week, as the company scrambles to bring its site availability back to acceptable levels.
After multiple incidents brought Twitter.com and its platform for third-party applications down several times last week, the company said on Friday that it had identified the causes and had taken concrete steps to resolve the problem.
Specifically, Twitter blamed errors in planning, monitoring and configuring its internal network, and said that in response it had doubled the capacity of its internal network, sharpened its monitoring and improved its load balancing,
"By bringing the monitoring of our internal network in line with the rest of the systems at Twitter, we'll be able to grow our capacity well ahead of user growth. Furthermore, by doubling our internal network capacity and rebalancing load across the internal network, we're better prepared to serve today's tweets and beyond," wrote Jean-Paul Cozzatti from Twitter's engineering team on the company's official blog. More...
These Twitter outages have been very annoying. I have been receiving server errors quite often while using the Twitterrific client on my MacBook.
John H. Armwood