Amazon Region Outage: Why Amazon Infrastructure Failing isn’t Really Amazon Failing
Recently, there was a complete outage for the AP-SOUTHEAST-2 Region. What we learned from this is that the weather is out of our control. Due to terrible storms affecting power across major parts of the geography, there was a single Availability Zone (AZ) that was down for an extended period of around 5 hours.
Does this mean that Amazon has failed? Not really. AWS provides resiliency across the globe by providing multiple regions, and within each region, multiple Availability Zones. This means that the overall AWS infrastructure is able to withstand significant disruption without truly becoming unavailable.
Many businesses weren’t ready for what was about to happen on that fateful day. But, just like the classic Smokey the Bear poster that exclaimed “Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires”, the fault mostly rests on us as consumers of AWS when we lose access to systems hosted by AWS.
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