April 28th, 2011, 07:30 AM
Amazon EBS Outage Challenges Cloud Supporters
Last week, Amazon Web Services experienced a lengthy outage of their Elastic Block Store that took down both popular websites like Reddit but also a number of online services providers such as Heroku that lacked an alternative location to host their database. Many observers say the outage demonstrates the difference between what users expect from an online service, and what cloud computing can actually deliver.
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