It would have cost them just $59.95, because we service websites much larger than the Obamacare site with no problem. So, yeah, if the White House had used DNS Failover, which can detect server failure – it switches traffic to help companies avoid any indication of downtime – this service could have prevented embarrassment for the White House and Obamacare’s website. According to officials at the Department of Health and Human Services, Verizon Terremark’s network, as Tom Howell at The Washington Times reported, “had affected data centers that hosts HealthCare.gov and the data hub that cross checks users’ personal information when they apply for coverage and subsidies.” In addition, HealthCare.gov wasn’t the only site that was down on Sunday.
Kathleen Sebelius, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, will testify on Wednesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee to discuss the problems related to the site. Incidentally, HealthCare.gov covers applications for coverage from 36 states.
Again, if they had gone with us and our DNS Failover service, this sort of problem wouldn’t have happened! Not only that, we’re a DC based company, too, so President Obama could have dropped by and had a beer or coffee or whatever.
So, we’re actually extending an offer to Mr. Obama – please, please, please come over, have a drink with us – on the house – and we can talk to about how awesome our services are!