Cloud Computing experience when things go wrong

Our company website (it’s down as of this writing) is hosted on a EC2 instance (Virtual Machine) in the Amazon Cloud in Ireland and they have had a lightning strike that led to a power problem.

Now our website is down on day two – how can this be in modern days of Cloud Computing concepts?

I will never forget this event, because what the problem here is. Is that they have so much data, that it takes a very long time to recover all these instances (machines). In traditional hosted environment (typically smaller) I think a major benefit is, that the data takes less time to restore.

This outage of the Amazon service at the “eu-west-1b” region in Ireland is a  disaster for the future of Cloud Computing.

You can follow the status of the recovering process here and even get announcements as a RSS feed here



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