Sorry I’m a tad late this week!
If you only have time to read one long article, I highly recommend this first one.
If you chose a provider, you do not get to just point your finger at them in the post mortem and say it’s their fault. You chose them, it’s on you.
Redefining five nines is redefining them to go up to six nines,” said James Feger, CenturyLink’s vice president of network strategy and development […]
I noticed this one when it got in the way of my work.
- The Pirate Bay
- SaskTel (Canada telecom)
- Lending Club
An opportunistic blackhat photoshopped a screenshot of the downed site, making it appear that they had breached its security.
- EU referendum poll voter registration (UK)
- Amazon EC2 and EBS (Sydney, AU)
A major outage in one availability zone took down many sites and services in Australia. Amazon quickly released this detailed post-analysis. TL;DR: an extended utility voltage sag didn’t cause isolation breakers to trip, and the flywheel UPSes then quickly dumped all of their energy into the power grid.