YouTube Down – Supposedly “Scheduled”

I just got this lovely picture when accessing YouTube:

I even got a 401 Forbidden for a bit. Note that it says “scheduled”!?!

I love it when a big company buys a startup and the next day the big company is held responsible for failures, performance problems or downtime. Happened back when Yahoo! bought Flickr for example. I wonder if this happens here to…

Note: The immediate impact of such an acquisition on the IT architecture is zero. No servers are being moved from one colo to another. Not even files are being transfered from one server to another. Change takes time and will happen gradually. I’m sure YouTube is still running on its own servers today.