The message at MySpace did not specify which of its data centers had experienced the power outage. MySpace.com appears to use two, one at CWIE.net in Tempe, Ariz. and another in a new Equinix data center in El Segundo, Calif. The temporary message was being displayed from the Tempe IP address.
MySpace.com is ranked the 77th most visited site on the internet amongst users of the Netcraft toolbar, although some other services place it higher and Hitwise ranks it 1st, in front of Google.
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. bought the site for $580 million last July. In May MySpace said the expansion into Equinix’s data center will allow it to improve peering with network service providers, which will help in managing traffic surges and high-bandwidth features such as multimedia streaming.