Monday, 7 May 2012
About the AWS outage
You can find a short summary of what happened here a longer one here and the very detailed explanation from Amazon is here.
Many are saying that probably Microsoft Azure and Google App Engine are getting new customers now. However what this really means is that AWS just became even better. Amazon's biggest benefit over the other two big cloud solution players is their maturity and experience. One can debate over IAAS vs PAAS, or about choosing an open solution instead of a proprietary API with hard or no migration plan. But no one should debate against experience. Failure is good. Failure is about learning.