The Big List of Articles on the Amazon Outage

Please see The Updated Big List Of Articles On The Amazon Outage for a new improved list.

So many great articles have been written on the Amazon Outage. Some aim at being helpful, some chastise developers for being so stupid, some chastise Amazon for being so incompetent, some talk about the pain they and their companies have experienced, and some even predict the downfall of the cloud. Still others say we have seen a sea change in future of the cloud, a prediction that's hard to disagree with, though the shape of the change remains...cloudy.

I'll try to keep this list update as more information comes out. There will be a lot for developers to consider going forward. If there's a resource you think should be added, just let me know.

Amazon's Explanation of What Happened

Experiences from Specific Companies, Both Good and Bad

Amazon Web Services Discussion Forum

A fascinating peek into the experiences of people who were dealing with the outage while they were experiencing it. Great real-time social archeology in action.

There were also many many instances of support and help in the log.

In Summary

Taking Sides: It's the Customer's Fault

Taking Sides: It's Amazon's Fault

Lessons Learned and Other Insight Articles

Vendor's Vent