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The Windows Azure Storage outage shows: Winner crowns have no meaning

By on February 25, 2013 in Comment with 0 Comments

The global outage of Windows Azure Storage due to an expired SSL certificate again has struck big waves on Twitter. The ironic aftertaste is particularly due to the fact that Windows Azure was recently chosen by Nasuni as the “Leader in Cloud Storage”. Especially because of performance, availability and write errors Azure could stick out. […]

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Amazon Web Services suffered a 20-hour outage over Christmas

By on December 27, 2012 in Management @en with 0 Comments

After a rather bumpy 2012 with some heavy outages the cloud infrastructure of the Amazon Web Services again experienced some problems over Christmas. During a 20 hour outage several big customers were affected, including Netflix and Heroku. This time the main problem was Amazons Elastic Load Balancer (ELB). We’re currently investigating issues relating to ELB […]

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Lessons learned: Amazon EBS is the error-prone backbone of AWS

By on December 20, 2012 in Analysis with 0 Comments

In a blog article awe.sm writes about their own experiences using the Amazon Web Services. Beside the good things of the cloud infrastructure for them and other startups you can also derived from the context that Amazon EBS is the single point of failure in Amazon’s infrastructure. Problems with Amazon EC2 awe.sm criticized Amazon EC2’s […]

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Failures in the cloud are in the nature of man

By on December 15, 2012 in Comment with 0 Comments

If the cloud falls it has to do with the people who are responsible for it. How could it be otherwise. Finally, the systems do not program or configure on their own. And even if it means “No cloud without automation” you have to say “(No cloud without automation) without human skills”. In particular, we […]

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