Amazon Outage Stirs Cloud Debate
After four days, Amazon's EC2 outage appears to be over, but Amazon and affected sites are still recovering.
The source of the problem still has yet to be unveiled. Amazon has promised to reveal details later:
We are digging deeply into the root causes of this event and will post a detailed post mortem.
The incident serves as a black eye for Amazon and for cloud services in general, says Forbes. Companies pondering the use of cloud services may now be slower to get involved since Amazon, an industry leader, has suffered such a major crash.