1. Amazon Addresses EC2 Power Outages

    Amazon Addresses EC2 Power Outages
    Amazon Web Services says it is making changes in its data centers to address a series of power outages last week that affected some users of its EC2 cloud computing service. Amazon EC2 experienced two power outages on May 4 and an extended power loss early on Saturday, May 8. In each case, a group of users in a single availability zone lost service, while the majority of EC2 users remained unaffected. “As a result of the recent power events, we are working on non-intrusive changes to our power distribution architecture to significantly reduce the number of instances that can be affected by failures like we have seen in the last week,” Amazon said Sunday in an incident report on its status dashboard. “This work is under way and will be carefully performed over the coming months throughout our datacenters.”
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