Monday, September 28, 2015

AWS glitch hits Netflix and Tinder, offers a wake-up call for others. Katherine Noyes. IDG News Service. Sep 21, 2015.
     A number of major websites were affected for a time by glitches in Amazon Web Services' Northern Virginia facility. This is a cautionary lesson to organizations that rely on the cloud service for mission-critical capabilities. The problem resulted in higher-than-normal error rates. Mission-critical systems should have massive redundancies. "In the end, Amazon does not have adequate failover protection, which means its customers need to make sure they do."  Any outage is a significant one for a cloud provider, but "all providers have outages."  More than anything, this is a wake-up call to design your storage to account for problems.

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