MatthewHSE - 10:09 pm on Sep 3, 2005 (gmt 0)
I don't see that kind of downtime being for an upgrade. Sites making that kind of money can afford to have their upgrade done by someone who knows how to do it with minimal downtime. On the other hand, what kind of failure could cause this kind of downtime with such major sites? Even if it was a massive hardware failure, you'd think they could replace the parts quickly and fairly inexpensively compared to what the downtime is costing them.