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Top Ten Storage Turkey Awards 2007

It's Thanksgiving in the U.S., and once again we offer up our annual Turkey Awards, highlighting the biggest gaffs in storage networking this past year.

Check out the following list as you nibble your turkey sandwich or pumpkin pie. It is ranked in no particular order, but features our own holiday-friendly scoring system. If you find that you disagree, agree, or have your own howlers to offer, tell us about it on the message board below the article.

No. 1: Disaster Recovery Turkey

What happens when a growing data center facilities provider suffers a massive outage one year after going national? We found out on July 24, when utility power went on the blink at 365 Main's key San Francisco facility.

Here's what went down: Generators for the facility's firm failed to kick in. That may have been excusable, but it took 365 Main four days to ascertain the root cause -- faulty coding of diesel controllers for its generators. By that time, angry suppliers of sites such as Craiglist, Six Apart, Technorati, and Yelp had taken to their blogs, ridiculing and deriding the firm as "365.98 Main" and attacking employees personally. Many reportedly had queued up outside 365's SF headquarters, looking for answers.

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