Lessons learned from the Amazon Web Services outage

On Monday, Amazon Web Services — the leading provider of cloud services — suffered an outage, and as a result, a long list of well-known and popular websites went dark. According to Amazon’s Service Health Dashboard, the outage started out as degraded performance of a small number of Elastic Bloc Store (EBS) storage units in Read More

Storm takes down Amazon Web Services, Pinterest and Netflix with it

Why should you load test a cloud application? Easy: To test the failover function of your cloud provider. A few organizations and websites learned this lesson the hard way this weekend when a power outage in Northern Virginia took down Amazon Web Services’ East Coast hub. Popular sites such as Pinterest and Netflix were among Read More