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      • #97762
        woody
        Manager

        The Register: “Amazon Web Services is scrambling to recover from a cockup at its facility in Virginia, US, that is causing its S3 cloud storage to fai
        [See the full post at: Amazon S3 cloud storage is down on the east coast]

      • #97778
        PhotM
        AskWoody Plus

        Seems that it is getting “worse”…..

        Amazon Web Services issue is breaking the entire internet
        https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/02/28/amazon-web-services-issue-breaking-entire-internet/

        by RACHEL KASER — 56 minutes ago in INSIDER

        Amazon

        Amazon Web Services (AWS) is having issues, and that means everything on the internet is having issues. AWS says it’s “identified the issue as high error rates with S3 in US-EAST-1, which is also impacting applications and services dependent on S3.”

        S3 is AWS’s scalable cloud storage service.

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      • #97795
        anonymous
        Guest

        I hope antivirus programs that begun to rely on the cloud have redundant servers, in case some else like this happens to their providers.

      • #97802
        PhotM
        AskWoody Plus

        Ya, it does cascade, doesn’t it……

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      • #97810
        PhotM
        AskWoody Plus

        CLOUD CHRONICLES
        Brandon Butler By Brandon Butler | Senior Editor

        Amazon’s S3 cloud storage service isn’t working
        http://www.networkworld.com/article/3175686/cloud-computing/amazon-s-s3-cloud-storage-service-isn-t-working.html

        Error rates in Simple Storage Service are bringing down sites across the web
        Network World | FEB 28, 2017 10:59 AM PT

        Amazon Web Services today acknowledged that its Simple Storage Service (S3), one of the company’s most popular cloud-based products, is experiencing increased error rates, causing sites across the Internet to stop working and impacting a broad range of other AWS services too.

        AWS posted an alert on its Service Health Dashboard at 2:35 PM ET noting: “We’ve identified the issue as high error rates with S3 in US-EAST-1, which is also impacting applications and services dependent on S3. We are actively working on remediating the issue.”

        The elevated error rates in S3 caused a domino effect across other AWS products. AWS’s Service Health Dashboard indicated that as many as 18 other Amazon cloud services were impacted, including Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) virtual machines. At 2:38 PM ET, AWS posted an alert about the EC2 Northern Virginia Region: “We can confirm increased error rates for the EC2 and EBS APIs and failures for launches of new EC2 instances in the US-EAST-1 Region. We are also experiencing degraded performance of some EBS Volumes in the Region.” Other disrupted services include RedShift, Simple Email Service, Workdocs, WorkMail, AWS Auto Scaling, CodeBuild, CodeCommit, Elastic Beanstalk and AWS Lambda (all in Northern Virginia region).

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      • #97847
        anonymous
        Guest

        This is why Google and Facebook have their own Cloud or data-centers that is based on Linux and maintained by Linux Pros.
        It is wise for tech companies who could afford it to make their own Cloud. It’s like the difference between buying and renting your own home/shop/office.

        • #97894
          rc primak
          AskWoody_MVP

          Ubuntu has had their servers attacked too. Linux and Linux IT Pros are no guarantee.

          -- rc primak

          • #97898
            anonymous
            Guest

            @ rc primak

            Fyi, the outage at AWS was not bc of their servers being attacked, which is a whole other topic.

            • #98339
              rc primak
              AskWoody_MVP

              Agreed, but the same problems AWS did in fact have could happen as easily in a Linux environment, AFAIK.

              -- rc primak

      • #97868
        mindwarp
        AskWoody Lounger

        It’s cases like this that remind me why I absolutely detest the idea of using the cloud as primary storage, since you have no control over your own data anymore.  You’re screwed when either their servers go down, or when something happens to block your route to their servers, whether that’s on your end, their end, or in between.  Also, you have to trust a third party completely to not access or tamper with your data for their own purposes.

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        • #97897
          rc primak
          AskWoody_MVP

          If you use a Smart Phone or a tablet when traveling or going to meetings, having added temporary storage available (until you can get home and download and archive locally) is a lot better than having to carry a lot of SD Cards around, or running low on storage when all those photos on the device finally add up to more than the device can hold, alongside the hundreds of apps some of us download and never use. (Even a relatively clean phone can run low on storage.)

          My point is, we who have mobile devices or phones do use and probably need Cloud Storage. I just wouldn’t depend on it for important documents or as the only copies of photos.

          Also, sharing is easier through links to Cloud Storage like Google Drive than sending very large attachments via email to unsuspecting friends and relatives.

          -- rc primak

          • #98067
            mindwarp
            AskWoody Lounger

            Hence my comments about hating using it for primary storage, as you cannot depend on it.  Even in the case of using cloud storage for sharing files instead of attaching them, presumably you still have the file also locally stored and didn’t delete it after uploading it, just in case something happens.  It’s good as an extra backup to locally stored (and also hopefully locally backed up to really be on the safe side if it is mission critical!) data.  Where I work, previous IT managers made the decision to go fully cloud-based, both for data and the main program we use.  It’s so lovely when internet drops for a moment, but we can’t do a good chunk of our jobs for 10 minutes afterwards because the brief drop crashes our software but the distant server still thinks we’re logged in and locks us out for 10 minutes.  You can see why I’m not a fan of the cloud being primary for storage.  (g)

            Also, as a counterpoint to your point about mobile users needing to use cloud storage, that depends on your devices.  If they support SD cards, then as long as your SD card is big enough, unless the files you need to store are just too big or you have too many of them, you may very well not need to use cloud storage.  I have a ton of music and videos on my phone and tablet stored on the SD card in each, and have never used the cloud with any of my devices (although, the SDs mostly have stuff that’s on my desktop’s external HDs that I want to access on the go, where anything that is original to the device will get moved to later).  Now, if your devices don’t support SD cards, then cloud storage makes more sense (warning for snark: gee, wonder why phones directly from Apple and Google don’t support SD cards, hmmm..).

            • #98340
              rc primak
              AskWoody_MVP

              Yes, local copies do exist of any file I post for sharing, including web pages.

              But no, having extra SD Cards when using mobile devices is not a good solution. It just makes more stuff (and small stuff at that) to lose. I have also seen folks offload photos onto SD Cards from cameras and phones, and then when they try to access the photos later, the cards have become unreadable. This just happened to me with one card, and I am sure glad I had copies in the Cloud.

              Fortunately, those were not RAW image files, as these are not preserved in full resolution when uploaded to most Cloud Storage services.

              -- rc primak

      • #97900
        rc primak
        AskWoody_MVP

        BTW, AWS is back in business as of 4 PM Feb. 28th (Eastern  US Time?) according to several news reports.

        -- rc primak

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