Amazon Cloud Outage: 10 Lessons Learned

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Amazon's Outage Will Make The Cloud Stronger

It may go against logic, but Amazon's cloud outage could actually be a boost to the cloud computing industry. By shining a light on what can go wrong, the outage can act as an education of how to prevent it from happening again or adapt when an outage occurs.

"Over the long term I actually believe the Amazon outage and other publicized failures will make the industry stronger," said Paul Burns, president of cloud analyst firm Neovise. "The failures will provide some good lessons in disaster planning and designing applications for redundancy. I guess it is a paradox, but cloud computing can actually improve availability and DR if applications and management processes take advantage of it. Some big names like Netflix were able to stay up and running during this outage in large part due to their application architecture."

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