[outages] News item: Blackberry services down worldwide

Joe Abley jabley at hopcount.ca
Wed Oct 12 17:06:17 CDT 2011


On 2011-10-12, at 18:02, Phil Regnauld wrote:

> Joe Abley (jabley) writes:
>> 
>> On 2011-10-12, at 13:05, Leigh Porter wrote:
>> 
>>> Email on my iPhone is working fine.. ;-)
>> 
>> The blackberry message service is centralised with a lot of processing intelligence in the core. Messaging services that use the core as a simple transport and shift the processing intelligence to the edge have different, less-dramatic failure modes.
> 
> 	This is not the case for corporate customers with dedicated servers,
> 	AFAIU.

I'm no expert, but my understanding is that at some/most/all traffic between handhelds and a BES, carried from the handheld device through a cellular network, still flows through RIM.


Joe


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