Authorize.Net Suffers Major Outage

For those of you who own or maintain sites that use Authorize.NET to process transactions, you may have noticed a severe outage of the service over the weekend. Twitter was abuzz with the issues that according to the folks at Authorize.Net was due to a fire at their main data center. Apparantly this affected all of the company’s systems, even their backup systems. Whatever happened to someone making sure their was not a single point of failure?

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