Public cloud outages – 20:20 hindsight

AWS outage - 20-20 hindsight

Rocky start for public cloud providers

Our favorite public cloud providers have had a rocky start to the year. First, on February 28th Amazon Web Services (AWS), a cloud infrastructure provider for the likes of Netflix, Comcast, Adobe, Dow Jones, GE, and even NASA, suffered at the hands of “Murphy’s Law”. While debugging an issue within the S3 billing system, an incorrectly entered command removed a larger than expected amount of server capacity. This unexpected loss of available capacity forced the remaining servers supporting the subsystem to restart, creating a degradation of service that caused a ripple effect across other services supported by S3.

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The secret to DevOps lies in your organization’s culture

Automating AWS infrastructure reduces time and errors for DevOps

Achieving rapid application development is not just about tools. In order to adapt existing processes, skillsets and technologies to DevOps, it is necessary to create the right culture.

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