AWS Outage

Contributed by Santo on 27 Apr 2011

The recent Amazon Web Services outage was one of the most severe ones. It lasted for upwards of 3 days from some companies/applications that were delivering on top of the same.

Some of the prominent services / applications partially or fully affected by it were

Surprisingly services like Netflix ( which are heavily dependent on AWS saw low or no reported outage.

Heroku(check  maintained a great status page for this incident and has provided a lot of insights on both how the problems faced and how they tackled it. Heroku’s escalation procedures and decision matrix are absolutely exemplary.

Some observations


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