1. Amazon EC2 outage calls 'availability zones' into question

    Amazon EC2 outage calls 'availability zones' into question
    For cloud customers willing to pony up a little extra cash, Amazon has an enticing proposition: Spread your application across multiple availability zones for a near-guarantee that it won't suffer from downtime. "By launching instances in separate ...
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    1. By launching instances in separate Availability Zones, you can protect your applications from failure of a single location.
    2. We can confirm connectivity errors impacting EC2 instances and increased latencies impacting EBS (Elastic Block Storage) volumes in multiple availability zones in the US-EAST-1 region.
    3. Amazon has said for years that they run multiple availability zones within a region to prevent the outage of an entire region.
    4. Things go down. It's the nature of the Internet itself.
    5. Vendors may provide redundancy ... but it doesn't address the problem that what if the overall access to that vendor goes down.
    6. The reason we can't architect applications across multiple cloud providers is the lack of standards and interoperability.
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