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  • Amazon outage started small, snowballed into 12-hour event

    Amazon Web Services has almost fully recovered from a more than 12-hour event that appears to have started by only impacting a small number of customers but quickly snowballed into a larger issue that took down major sites including Reddit, Imgur and others yesterday.

  • Security roundup for Oct. 28: Cloud security holes; Facebook vulnerable?; China hackers lambasted

    In last week's news, Amazon Web Services vulnerabilities <a href="">were found and fixed</a>, but other cloud service providers are probably susceptible to similar problems <a href="">discovered by a German research team</a> at Ruhr University Bochum.

  • Amazon promises to improve redundancy after Dublin outage

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) learned a lot of lessons from the outage that affected its Dublin data center, and will now work to improve power redundancy, load balancing and the way it communicates when something goes wrong with its cloud, the company said in a summary of the incident.

  • Amazon struggles to restore data to European cloud customers

    Amazon is struggling to restore customer data lost because of an <a href="">outage</a> at a <a href="">data center</a> in Ireland, as developers grow increasingly frustrated over the inability to access <a href="">applications</a> they have built on top of Amazon's cloud service.

  • Amazon built Top 500 supercomputer in its own cloud

    Last week we reported that HPC company Cycle Computing built a 10,000-core cluster on the Amazon EC2 cloud service. Cycle CEO Jason Stowe boasted that the cluster was big enough to make the list of the world's Top 500 supercomputers -- if only it had been subjected to the required speed test. Well, it turns out there already is a cloud-based supercomputer on the Top 500 list -- and it was built by Amazon itself.