Cisco Wednesday became the object of ridicule in the Blogosphere when it suffered a Cisco.com website outage for several hours. "Welcome. Welcome to a brand new day. A day that is, without Cisco's website," taunted the Valley tech gossip website Valleywag.com. "Apparently the 'human network' means the 'all too human network.' This is beyond embarrassing for the purveyor of network infrastructure. It's a technical snafu that verges on legendary."
The Digg.com website had a posting noting that Cisco was celebrating its bang up quarterly results and soaring stock price by "taking their site down." Cisco itself addressed the outage in its own Cisco blog blaming it on a "facility" issue. "We have traced the cause of the issue to an accident during maintenance of a San Jose data center that resulted in a power outage in that facility," said a Cisco blog posting. "We would like to thank our customers and partners for their patience. We expect to resolve the issue shortly." Cisco's first blog posting on the outage came at 1:46 pm when the company noted that it was "experiencing some facility issues that are impacting services to Cisco.com. We have identified the cause of the issue and are working to quickly restore services."