iBurst network problems go beyond data centre issues

noswal

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No internet for you! Write letters and play with jigsaw puzzels, listening to records.
 

deweyzeph

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The IBurst website is currently inaccessible too. I keep getting a gateway timeout error when trying to access it.
 

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The whole iburst network including their telephone system has been down since about 10am. I have clients on iburst wdsl and fibre and they are all down with no word from iburst.
 

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Even if its true, don't ICASA care that this is also causing issues for iBurst customers?
 

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Pule throwing a tantrum again? ;) Taking away someone's toys again?
 

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eish.... gonna have a 3k paperweight soon... this is terrible.
 

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Surely ICASA can go to court and resolve the issue in a civilised fashion? If iBurst owes it money, all well and good, but can they not operate in an orderly fashion so that users have sufficient notice to make alternative arrangements?

I have no particular love for iBurst, but they do have thousands of users that are now indefinitely inconvenienced by this high handedness. If iBurst is in contravention of something or other, or owes money then make a public announcement, set a public deadline for it's resolution, or get a court date and allow consumers the opportunity to make provision.
 

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I doubt that ICASA just waltzed into a MTN data centre and pulled kit from iBurst. Unless you have a court order to attach assets, I would be very surprised that anyone can remove assets. There is certainly more to the story than what is currently known.

Unless of course MTN data-centre security is so lax that you can just walk into any cage and pull out equipment. I never particularly liked iBurst (especially after AKC Jnr's departure) and the lack of business ethics and I do think that there has been some misconduct. You will probably find that a court order has been issued and iBust (now it's fitting) had known about the removal of assets for quite some time.
 
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Surely ICASA can go to court and resolve the issue in a civilised fashion? If iBurst owes it money, all well and good, but can they not operate in an orderly fashion so that users have sufficient notice to make alternative arrangements?

I have no particular love for iBurst, but they do have thousands of users that are now indefinitely inconvenienced by this high handedness. If iBurst is in contravention of something or other, or owes money then make a public announcement, set a public deadline for it's resolution, or get a court date and allow consumers the opportunity to make provision.

Wouldn't it be funny if all ICASA (allegedly) did was loosen a cable in iBurst portion of the DC.

Like my grandma always said....u know, being a Network specialist and all,.....Start at the physical.....LOL
 

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Wouldn't it be funny if all ICASA (allegedly) did was loosen a cable in iBurst portion of the DC.

Like my grandma always said....u know, being a Network specialist and all,.....Start at the physical.....LOL

Although their Twitter feed mentions power issues, so it might be a combo of unplugging a cable and tripping over a feed ;-)
 

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Wouldn't it be funny if all ICASA (allegedly) did was loosen a cable in iBurst portion of the DC.

Like my grandma always said....u know, being a Network specialist and all,.....Start at the physical.....LOL

Fire the cleaner!
 

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If it is truly a power failure, then this is not acceptable from MTN, it could also affect afrihost in future as well.

/me is looking forward to the truth , cause the article is all about rumors.

MTN needs to respond by either saying:
iburst is lying, we have generators for our DC
......... or ....
we are sorry, and preventative measures will be put in place for future
 

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IF this is the case, and icasa has resorted to this without having appeared in court or have court order to do so - then it needs the **** beat out of it and it's top dogs fired. You can't just go around messing with core business like that, completely unacceptable.
 

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If it is truly a power failure, then this is not acceptable from MTN, it could also affect afrihost in future as well.

/me is looking forward to the truth , cause the article is all about rumors.
When I told the guy who called me to ask about itBust being, well, bust he said that he has servers in the Gallo Manor DC (gives him closest possible access for him connecting via iBurst) and he was having no problem getting to them. So, for this time around at least :rolleyes: it seems that it wasn't MTN and their dodgy DC.
 
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