What cloud users and providers can learn from AWS reboot

A Xen hypervisor issue forced Amazon Web Services to reboot EC2, causing issues for customers. Are disruptions just part of the cloud package?

You can run and hide, but you can’t avoid disruptions when it comes to cloud computing.

Recently, cloud giant Amazon Web Services rebooted its EC2 following a Xen hypervisor issue and it affected many customers.

“It is a fact that at the end of the day, whether you’re in a cloud, you’re in a data center or in a server cloud, that there’s hardware and there’s outages,” said Lisa Noon, client partner at Cloud Technology Partners Inc.
Noon discussed the AWS reboot among other cloud news on the Cloud Computing Weekly podcast with host David Linthicum.
Read more at: TechTarget-What cloud users and providers can learn from AWS reboot by David Linthicum

 

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