Technorati Happenings

I’m a couple days late in posting this, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t congratulate the team over at Technorati for two recent milestones. First, Technorati is going international, in partnership with Digital Garage, who will be launching a fully localized version in Japan. For more info on this, check out David Sifry’s and Joi Ito’s blog entries.

Second, last weekend Technorati moved to a new data center, a process that strikes fear into the hearts of the hardiest engineers and network operations people. They managed to do it in well under their 48-hour goal. My hat is off to the entire team for pulling this off. I’m happy to say the new data center will give us plenty of room to grow, and we’ll all sleep better at night knowing the chance of fire-related downtime has been drastically reduced.

Dave’s blog and Adam’s blog have some great details on the move, including two graphs that show how Technorati’s spiders got back to work (and then caught up) after their move-induced downtime. And both blogs also point to photographic evidence of the project as it unfolded. Congrats to everyone who worked so hard to pull this off!