Amazon EC2 Recovers After Brief Downtime

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Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service is back online after a brief outage earlier this morning that affected customers in its US-East region. ”Between 2:22 AM and 2:43 AM PST internet connectivity was impaired in the US-EAST-1 region,” Amazon reported. “Full connectivity has been restored. The service is operating normally.” The incident also impacted DNS resolution for Amazon Virtual P{rivate Cloud customers. For more, see the Amazon’s Service Health Dashboard and a thread on Hacker News.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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