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Last week, Windows Azure cloud struggled.
Today, several availability zones in Amazon AWS US-East region went down i (US-EAST-1). Here is Cedexis Radar detected in real time…
[First edition of this article : 09:50 UTC]
As of Thu Mar 15 09:46:21 UTC 2012, Cedexis Radar has detected what appears to be an outage at 3 of the 4 availability zones (AZs) in Amazon AWS’ US-East region.
The screen shot is of US-East 1A. Our data suggest that the only AZ currently reachable in US-East is 1C. 1A, 1B and 1D appear unavailable.
UPDATE 1: Total outage was around 19 minutes. See second screen shot below.
UPDATE 2: Amazon has confirmed, here’s the current message on Status dashboard.
2:40 AM PDT We are investigating connectivity issues for EC2 in the US-EAST-1 region.
3:03 AM PDT Between 2:22 AM and 2:43 AM PST internet connectivity was impaired in the US-EAST-1 region. Full connectivity has been restored. The service is operating normally.
… a great reason to look into a multi-vendor strategy!