Top ten outages of 2021
Network World/By Maria Korolov and Alex Korolov
The biggest outages of 2021 had one thing in common: they affected major infrastructure or services providers and, as a result, affected large numbers of enterprises and end users. The lesson? Companies need to be careful about putting all their infrastructure eggs in one basket, or, if they must, to prepare for downtime if that particular service goes down.
“There needs to be a plan in place,” says Angelique Medina, head of product marketing at ThousandEyes, a Cisco-owned network intelligence company that tracks internet and cloud traffic. “Organizations don’t need to be at the mercy of the availability of any one particular service.”