Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Amazon Mea Culpa

First, chunks of Amazon's cloud went down for around three days. Then, chunks of customer data on Amazon's cloud were lost for good. Now, Amazon is saying it's sorry and is finally telling the world what really happened.

An upgrade to add capacity at a Virginia data center went awry. The traffic was mistakenly diverted to a low-capacity backup router, which couldn't handle all the traffic. Because the network was compromised, various nodes were isolated, and data made vulnerable.

Amazon now has a lot to prove if it is to regain confidence -- and sign up new customers.

Are you spooked by the outage and subsequent data loss? Send your reactions to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 05/04/2011 at 1:18 PM


Featured

  • Insights for MyAnalytics Getting Switched On for Office 365 Users This Month

    Microsoft is planning to activate "Insights for MyAnalytics" sometime late this month for most Office 365 users, but the ability of organizations to manage this feature won't be available until possibly mid-May.

  • SharePoint Framework 1.8 Now Generally Available

    Microsoft this week announced that SharePoint Framework 1.8 had reached "general availability" status, although some features are still at the preview stage.

  • How To Create Office 365 User Accounts in Bulk

    Manual account creation can be tedious, time-consuming and prone to human error, especially if you have more than a handful of Office 365 users to set up. Brien shows you a better way.

  • System Center 2019 Reaches General Availability

    System Center 2019 has now reached the "general availability" product stage, Microsoft indicated in a Thursday update.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.