Archive | January, 2012

An unofficial EC2 outage postmortem – the sky is not falling

Last week Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced a high profile outage affecting Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) and Elastic Block Storage (EBS) in 1 of 4 data centers in the US East region. This outage caused some high profile website outages including Reddit, Quora and FourSquare and scores of negative PR. In the proceeding days media outlets […]

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Measuring Cloud Storage Performance

There are many excellent reasons to use cloud storage, but fast and efficient transfer of large amounts of data isn’t usually listed as a benefit. That’s one of the reasons why people use cloud storage gateways: to speed up cloud storage access. Recently, I realized we’ve never published any details on the performance gains that […]

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