Alan Williamson's personal output as a Java Champion, BlueDragon Founder, J2EE Architect,
Large Scale Cloud expert, Author, Speaker, and Internet Guru

Amazon Black Thursday (and some of Friday)

Amazon EBS suffered a major outage this week. This was a wake up call to those that relied too much on Amazon and not taking enough care, attention and responsibility for their cloud requirements.
Friday, 22 April 2011

Amazon EC2 Latency: The Pretty Graphs

Following on from my previous post, cloudkick, has published their network latency findings within Amazon's EC2 clearly showing a major problem brewing within at least one of their data centers.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Has Amazon EC2 become over subscribed?

Amazon EC2 is increasingly under load, but when you start to see internal pings around 7seconds with regularly shell freezes this is more than a freak one off incidents. Amazon appear to be struggling with the load.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010


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