Amazon Web Services (AWS) went down in the middle of last week. News of the outage were mentioned:
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) causes chaos
- AWS us-east-1 outage brings down services around the world
- Dead Roombas, stranded packages,and delayed exams: How AWS outage wreaked havoc across the US
- AWS is the Internet’s biggest single point of failure
Piling the misery
The AWS outage headlines attract the naysayers, the fickle armchair pundits, and the opportunists. Here are a few news articles that bring these folks to chastise the cloud giant.
- After AWS outage, Larry Ellison says a major customer told him that Oracle’s cloud ‘never ever goes down’
- AWS outage: Your response to AWS going down shouldn’t be multicloud
- Multicloud failover is almost always a terrible idea
- Analysis: Outage shows how Amazon’s complex cloud makes backup plans difficult
Of course, I am one of these critics. I don’t deny that I am not. But I read this situation from a multicloud hyperbole of which I am not a fan. Too much multicloud whitewashing by vendors trying to pitch multicloud as a disaster recovery solution without understanding that this is easier said than done.