Living in the Clouds

Amazon S3 is downAGAIN.

While there is huge potential in the concept of cloud based storage, we continue to see a huge backlash when it fails. For some sites like Twitter they only lose some images, for others like Docstoc, we are dead in the water.

For now, I guess we have no choice but to chalk it up to growing pains of the prototype like landscape we all live in.

You can get the latest updates from Amazon’s rather elaborate S3 status page.



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Published: July 20th, 2008