Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Apparent Networks: 44 Minute Outage at Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Apparent Network's Cloud Performance Center issued a bulletin confirming Amazon Web Services experienced connectivity loss which caused an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud services outage in a single availability zone in their Northern Virginia Data Center. The outage occurred on December 9, 2009 beginning at approximately 3:34AM EST and lasted until 4:19AM EST or about 44 minutes. Amazon later confirmed the connectivity loss was due to a power failure.

Apparent Networks' Cloud Performance Center offers a free service that tracks performance data on leading cloud service providers such as Amazon, Google and GoGrid.

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