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The impact of an Amazon Web Services* Elastic Cloud 2 outage is being determined at this very moment. It will be interesting to do some post-situation analysis, and see what the effect was on global web traffic. That is not possible at this time, as EC2 remains off-line.
Many sites are unaffected of course.
Happily, a single cloud provider has not become indispensable for the internet. This should reinforce the viewpoint that alternative provider services, at least two or three, are always to be encouraged. The BBC provides a fine summary of the situation.
*This is the product more commonly known as AWS EC2.
21 April 2011 Scores of well-known websites have been unavailable for large parts of Thursday because of problems with Amazon’s web hosting service. Foursquare, Reddit and Quora were among the sites taken offline by the glitch. No reason has so far been given for the outage.
Amazon’s cloud service last hit the headlines when it decided to stop hosting a mirrored version of the Wikileaks website. However, at this stage, there is nothing to suggest that the most recent outage was related to the Wikileaks controversy.