After yesterdays smug declaration of our Cloud-based technical prowess - we were quickly humbled when Amazon started having "increased error rates".
JJ accused me of breaking the internets.
"I hope you're proud of yourself."
Maybe a little. To wield such power with a simple blog post is awe-inspiring. I jest.
It's worth noting Cloudsmith wasn't badly affected. But some of our technology partners were; degrading our status down to amber.
It was an interesting situation - readme.io (our documentation framework provider) was completely down due to Heroku experiencing massive failures. Our S3 buckets were fine (we are currently hosted in Europe*) but the only AWS service we use that was affected was SQS. It experienced interruption.
- You can never had too much redundancy.
- Always read the UPS manual (no matter how simple it seems).
- Don't write smug blog posts without handling points 1 and 2.
That is all.
*We may be currently hosted in Europe but our ultra-fast CDN means downloads are from local endpoints. Yay!