Joyent Suffers Major Downtime Due To ZFS Bug

joyent.jpgServices provided by cloud computing provider Joyent have been offline for three days following issues with ZFS.

Strongspace and BingoDisk are amongst services that have been affected since January 12. Joyent CEO David Young said in a post to the Joyent forums that the service “got bit by a massive ZFS bug…that got onto/into the backups” preventing easy restoration.

Data Knowledge Center has more, and you can see our review of Joyent’s Slingshot product here.

The problems at Joyent follow ongoing difficulties at online storage provider Omnidrive, who saw its main website was down for over a week following suggestions that the service may be facing financial difficulties. At the time of writing Omnidrive’s web site is back up and other reports would suggest that the core storage service remained unaffected by the website issues; however, there are big questions about their long term viability.