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Cloud Computing R.I.P?

May 6, 2011 No Comments

In the commentary about the recent catastrophic crash of Amazon’s cloud computing network, it was hard to miss both an elevated level of harshness and a barely suppressed exultation.

Just to quickly summarize what happened: the East Coast wing of Amazon’s massive cloud server network, EC2, which handles the operations of many high tech companies such as Reddit and Bizo, crashed in the early morning hours of April 21st, causing several days of outages for the company’s many important corporate clients.  The crash seems to have been caused by human error during a performance upgrade of the system . . . and Amazon had to offer ten days of free service to its afflicted customers.

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