We’ve all been through downtime at some point and deplore the lost work and productivity that comes with it. And the only thing worse than server downtime is having to report that downtime to frustrated customers who are depending on your service for their business.
Yesterday, AWS server issues meant downtime for highly trafficked sites Instagram, Vine, Airbnb, and IFTTTA. According to AWS’s health dashboard, the company’s North Virginia data center may be to blame.
The fact is, any cloud system is subject to outages, from Yahoo Mail to Microsoft BPOS and VMware; however, outages aren’t and shouldn’t be business as normal.
While we never wish for anyone to experience downtime, when stories like AWS hit the news it only reminds us of our goal of 0% downtime. This is what keeps us motivated here at GenieDB. Our product is here to ensure that you never feel that helpless downtime feeling again.
One way to achieve availability during regional outages like the recent Amazon outage in their North Virginia datacenter is through multi-regional distribution of the database layer. This means your database remains available during regional outages – which means no more downtime feeling.
This recent outage simply highlights the problem with any cloud deployment and the emergency precautions you need to put in place to avoid such outages moving forward.
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