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    Amazon us-east-1b down

    Amazon network us-east-1b instances are down with no ETA nor any updates from Amazon. Disks can't be detached, instances can't be stopped and no snapshots can be initialized

    Down from 4 am EST

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    They are still down! It has been 12 hours and still down. Goes to show the cloud is not whatever fuss it is. Build your own cloud or stick to dedicated.
    Last edited by tamouh; 04-21-2011 at 03:35 PM.

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    When it rains in the cloud, it pours

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    Based upon the performance of the cloud on Reddit, I'd avoid EC2 entirely until they fix things.

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    Ive been finding a lot of my normal sites.. Reddit , Webmaster-talk , Freelancer etc etc are all down because of this..

    Cloud computing?

    Its more like a sparse mist of fail tbh.

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    It will be very interesting to find out exactly what caused this and how it spread across multiple availability zones in Amazon's Virginia region.

    The only real official detail so far on what caused the problems has been:

    Quote Originally Posted by http://status.aws.amazon.com/
    8:54 AM PDT We'd like to provide additional color on what were working on right now (please note that we always know more and understand issues better after we fully recover and dive deep into the post mortem). A networking event early this morning triggered a large amount of re-mirroring of EBS volumes in US-EAST-1. This re-mirroring created a shortage of capacity in one of the US-EAST-1 Availability Zones, which impacted new EBS volume creation as well as the pace with which we could re-mirror and recover affected EBS volumes. Additionally, one of our internal control planes for EBS has become inundated such that it's difficult to create new EBS volumes and EBS backed instances. We are working as quickly as possible to add capacity to that one Availability Zone to speed up the re-mirroring, and working to restore the control plane issue. We're starting to see progress on these efforts, but are not there yet. We will continue to provide updates when we have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RU-Adam View Post
    Based upon the performance of the cloud on Reddit, I'd avoid EC2 entirely until they fix things.
    Sounds like their SAN crashed. The performance of shared storage is also a lot lower than local storage.

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    I can attest to that. Their speed is in the 30MB/s - 50MB/s on disk. However, you can do concurrent transactions within that speed. For seek time it was very low, but speed wise was slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamouh View Post
    They are still down! It has been 12 hours and still down. Goes to show the cloud is not whatever fuss it is. Build your own cloud or stick to dedicated.
    The cloud is still a cloud, you can instantly turn up a huge amount at two more AWS locations and keep them more or less in sync for a backup... most people just don't like blowing the cash to

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    Yeah it took down reddit today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantumphysics View Post
    The cloud is still a cloud, you can instantly turn up a huge amount at two more AWS locations and keep them more or less in sync for a backup... most people just don't like blowing the cash to
    Naive, it is not that simple when you're doing TBs a month of data.

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    Amazon have posted a detailed report on the AWS Virginia outage: http://aws.amazon.com/message/65648/

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