Lessons From Recent Power Outages

Andre Kesteloot andre.kesteloot at verizon.net
Wed Jul 18 20:36:47 CDT 2012

On 7/18/2012 20:29 PM, Robert Seastrom wrote:
> If you've already read Louie's reply, then you'll find a lot of what I'm about to write repetitive.
> EC2 and S3 are commercial versions of the technology that underpins amazon.com.
> In case you didn't notice, amazon.com didn't go down, and assuming you had Internet service at your cooling center, it was possible to order twinkies, CDs, and books throughout.
true, but I was quoting again the report on their failure in June, when 
they found overheating fans and improperly wired breakers .
That shows very poor engineering design and implementation, and 
obviously, no prior testing.


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