Amazon AWS Outage Shows Why Cloud App Resilience is Important

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A recent power outage at an Amazon AWS data facility and the resulting data loss for some customers shows that storing data in the cloud does not mean you do not also need a backup and recovery. On August 31st, 2019, an Amazon AWS US-EAST-1 data center in North Virginia experienced a power failure at 4:33 AM, which led to the datacenter's backup generators to kick on. Unfortunately, these generators started failing at approximately 6:00 AM, which led to 7.5% of the EC2 instances and EBS volumes becoming unavailable.

After the power was restored, Amazon determined that some EC2 instances and EBS volumes incurred hardware damage and the data stored on them were no longer recoverable. It is important to follow the AWS Well-Architected Framework to secure your workloads and test your application recoverability to withstand these cloud outages.

Speaker - Govind Rangaswamy, Founder and CEO, Appranix
Agenda
  • Follow AWS Well-Architected Framework, secure and test your application recoverability
  • Avoid building complex recoverability frameworks yourselves
  • Run and test 5 pages long AWS DR checklist with a click of a button
  • Use all the AWS cloud-native services without any additional backup or data management infrastructure

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