Sunday, May 1, 2011

Amazon failure was human error not the Cloud

Amazon on its Cloud failure: “sorry.”  Underlying cause? Appears to be human error: “The traffic shift was executed incorrectly and rather than routing the traffic to the other router on the primary network, the traffic was routed onto the lower capacity redundant EBS network.  . . . . As a result, many EBS nodes in the affected Availability Zone were completely isolated from other EBS nodes in its cluster. Unlike a normal network interruption, this change disconnected both the primary and secondary network simultaneously, leaving the affected nodes completely isolated from one another.”

The cloud backlash
by Jonathan Eunice There's no doubt that the recent "partial failure" of the Amazon Web Services cloud computing platform is giving enterprises, service providers, and developers pause--and will continue to do so for months to come. ...
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Apple Said To Be Launching New Cloud Service
NewsFactor Network
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How to Keep Local Access to Your Data During Cloud Outages
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PSN trophies, cloud saves won't be affected by network downtime
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NetSuite Supercharges the Cloud
Forbes (blog)
And since it is in the cloud, there are many benefits. The costs tend to be lower than traditional on-premise solutions and the installation is much easier. Of course, updates are seamless because the software is connected to the Internet. ...
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Cloud News: HP, Platform, Nirvanix, Yottaa
Data Center Knowledge
HP powers a SAP Cloud. HP (HPQ) Enterprise Services announced it is among the first partners to become an SAP-certified global provider of cloud services in support of SAP solutions. The delivery of SAP applications is provisioned from HP Hybrid ...
AT&T Building a Private Cloud With Open Stack
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I didn't know it at the time, but I was using the cloud, and I didn't like it. Heck, it ate my paper. This was 1990, by the way. Yes, the cloud was around then. These days, Apple has MobileMe, or iCloud, or whatever it is they're calling it next month. ...
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Social Media Archiving: Cloud Preservation Rolls Out Real-Time Capture of ...
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GigaOM -
Amazon Details Last Week's Cloud Failure, and Apologizes | Arik ...
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NewEnterprise -
Amazon Details Cloud Crash In New Report by
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L.A. Times Tech Blog -
Amazon apologises for cloud fault | Stock Market News - Business ...
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Rocket News -
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Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal -
This Week in the Cloud: Workspace Computing in the Spotlight ...
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PSN Update: Trophies, Cloud Saves, Download History Safe and ...
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It looks like there is finally some good news regarding the fiasco, though, as Sony assures us that trophies, friend lists, PS+ cloud saves and account download history remain intact and will be restored when the network goes live once ...
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