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AWS EC2 users in the States were woken up today because of an AWS EC2 outage
in the US East 1 Region. Hopefully these users have learned to sleep with one eye open, as this is not the first AWS outage to cast a questionable light on cloud services that seem too big to fail. At least one study has found that Amazon EC2 has 454,400 servers
, which suggests that this short outage (some are saying it was approx. 1/2 hour long) may have had a big impact. Were you affected by the outage? If so, please let us know what happened by commenting below.
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