[…] no matter how pretty the abstractions are, you’re still dealing with dusty old concepts like “persistent state” and “queries” and “unavailability” and so forth […]
I’m still laughing about #NoDevs. Thought-leadering through trolling FTW.
Today, the FBAR service is run by two full time engineers, but according to the most recent metrics, it’s doing the work of 200 full fine system administrators.
The more complex a system, the more difficult it is to build a mental model of the system, and the harder it becomes to operate and debug it.
- J.F.K International Airport (New York)
- Epyx 1link
Mailgun had a series of outages in May, and they’ve released this postmortem.
- PlayStation Network
- Amazon.com search
Rampant rumors circulated suggesting that the outage was a security breach and that many users’ computers had been hijacked. TeamViewer denies this and states that it was a DoS attack.
- Cricket Wireless (US telecom)
- Amazon Web Services (Sydney, AU)
The outage took many Australian services down with it.