How can startups learn from the Dyn DNS outage?

As most have heard by now, last Friday saw a serious DDOS attack against one of the major US DNS providers, Dyn. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. DNS being such a critical dependency, this affected many businesses across the board. We’re talking twitter, etsy, github, Airbnb & Reddit to name …

Why Dropbox didn’t have to fail

Dropbox is currently experiencing a *major* outage. See the dropbox status page to get an update. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I’ve written about outages a lot before. Are these types of major failures avoidable? Can we build better, with redundant services so everything doesn’t fall over at once? Here’s …