April Linden has written on the official Second Life blog, to explain what went wrong over the weekend resulting in the severest performance issues in a very long time.
To see the message in full, see the link below.
We had a series of independent failures happen that produced the rough waters Residents experienced inworld.
I’m really sorry for how rough things were inworld this weekend. My team takes the stability of the grid extremely seriously, and no one dislikes downtime more than us. Either one of these failures happening independently is bad enough, but having them occur in a series like that is fairly miserable.
Message in full here: https://community.secondlife.com/t5/Tools-and-Technology/bg-p/blog_technology