Amazon Web Services (AMZN) witnesses a giant outage thanks to the storms that hit the East Coast...

Amazon Web Services (AMZN) witnesses a giant outage thanks to the storms that hit the East Coast last night. The outage affected Netflix (NFLX), Instagram, Pinterest, and many other clients. It's the second time AWS has gone down in June, and, together with a Thursday (CRM) outage, drives home the reliability concerns some enterprises still have about cloud services. The outage comes days after Google (GOOG) launched a rival cloud infrastructure platform.

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  • GaltMachine
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    A properly designed data center never experiences outages due to power/electrical issues. A 100% redundant power source is the first design constraint for a Tier 1 data center so something else is seriously wrong with the AWS service. Might have to do with scaling issues because I don't believe power has anything to do with this.
    30 Jun 2012, 04:02 PM Reply Like
  • ebeuu
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    When Amzn failed to move higher after the FB debacle; I sold my AMZN holdings; Amazon is still the best of the online retailers; but if they lose their tax advantage and mess up by screwing up their loyal customer base like us "Prime" folks who've been with Bezos's idea from the beginning and show weaknesses there are strong web services like Google lurking. (remember when Yahoo tried to charge for its email population into Microsoft Office POP?
    This is all good so far as I can see.
    I'm very glad GOOG is populated with a bunch of geeks who can keep competition a meaningful force in perfecting the services in our lives.
    30 Jun 2012, 04:03 PM Reply Like
  • Cherry Picker
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    It's bad enough when the power goes out at home and TV, air conditioning, the lights and just about everything else stops working--now that migration to the cloud is underway it may give pause to businesses who can't afford to be out of business for most of the day because their wonderful fool-proof CRM suite is no longer accessible. No wonder these guys pay their salesmen so much. It takes a lot of BS to convince subscribers it will never happen when it does.
    30 Jun 2012, 04:08 PM Reply Like
  • HoeTamer
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    And now to fix everything Con ED is about to be hit with a strike.


    "The public should know, especially in Brooklyn and Queens, that if (Con Edison) persists in failing to engage in meaningful discussions and forces a work disruption, the system shows every indication that it will not be able to hold up in another heat wave," Harry Farrell, President of Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers Union of America, stated in a release."


    The union should do everything it could to make sure this doesn't happen. With the U-6 unemployment figure a 14.8 last month, Con Ed would have 35K people applying for those 13K jobs.
    30 Jun 2012, 08:01 PM Reply Like
  • sheeple2012
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    Amazon should stick to what it knows best: losing money selling books and gadgets online...
    1 Jul 2012, 09:06 AM Reply Like
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