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Amazon Power Failure knocks out QRZ for 12 hours

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by AA7BQ, Jun 30, 2012.

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  1. AC8JD

    AC8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sounds like its time to setup some redundancy in another datacenter on the West Coast.
  2. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Give him some raw beef and tuna he will be fine as frog's hair in the morning.
  3. K2BEW

    K2BEW Guest

    Hmmm, not for me at all. And I as on there a lot yesterday.
  4. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    A single point failure should not take the system down.

    I guess the emergency gens did not kick in.

    What happened to the nuclear gens ?
  5. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    This Cloud compuing isn't all it's hyped up to be.
  6. K2BEW

    K2BEW Guest

    I think that was back in the day when the internet was first created fro the military. Definatly not nucular attack proof now.

    A few good solar flares to knock out the grid and we wound all be back in the 1800's isn't it amazing how dependent we are on electricity? Kind of scary really.
  7. NN5AA

    NN5AA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Gosh, Fred !!! I was quite concerned when late last night, I couldn't access . I was really worried that posting these pictures might have somehow been involved in the conflagration.:)

    Censored Goat.jpg

    Fractal Antenna.jpg

    Good to see the site back up and running.
  8. KC0W

    KC0W Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Glad my life is a lot more filling than sitting on an amateur radio site all day.

    Tom KC├śW
  9. KF0G

    KF0G Ham Member QRZ Page

    the internet, and real data centers, run on 48v batts, fed by commercial power rectifiers, the batts hold it up until the generators kick in. amazon is just a toy. thanks qrz for letting us play in our spare time. seventhree. k f zero g. cn81 jefferson state.
  10. K8MHZ

    K8MHZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I couldn't agree with you more.

    T-storm cloud 2

    Amazon Cloud 0

    When Amazon in VA crashed in April 2011 it gained the nickname, 'The Titanic of Clouds'.

    FWIW, here are bits of the Amazon error log I snagged whilst the Zed was down.

    If a single T-storm can do all that, just think of what another Carrington type event would do!!

    The ideal of the Internet was to have many, many nodes connected by many, many (as in redundant) paths like a grid (or web) so that a single, even catastrophic event would not compromise the entire system.

    The cloud paradigm is contrary to that and thus is prone to susceptibility. The cloud was made not to be enormously robust, but to be enormously profitable.
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