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Facebook and Instagram one of the worst outages in their history – could it of been avoided?

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Instagram social networks, which together have billions of users, suffered down time for hours on Wednesday in what has been called one of the worst outages in Facebook’s 15-year history. Signs of normality began to appear on Thursday morning, Eastern Time when Instagram tweeted “Anddddd … we’re back,” at the same time reports of disruption on Facebook quickly dissapated.

Facebook said: “Error rates have started to return to normal however, you may still experience intermittent errors.” This however was nearly 24 hours after the problems first appeared.

A spokesperson added: “We have resolved the issues, and our systems have been recovering over the last few hours. We are very sorry for the inconvenience and we appreciate everyone’s patience.”

Eric Hook CEO at Northbridge Industrial Services plc said: “Data centres are one of the fastest growing sectors of the load testing markets, nobody wants their data slower, less secure or less reliable.”

Northbridge Industrial Services plc (LON: NBI) hires and sells specialist industrial equipment to a non-cyclical customer base and has grown organically and by the acquisition of companies in the UK and abroad and through investing in those companies to make them more successful. With offices or agents in the UK, US, Dubai, Belgium, Germany, France, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Brazil and Korea, Northbridge has a global customer base.

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