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Staying Up When Amazon Web Services Isn’t

by Ooyalan ‎01-31-2013 07:15 AM - edited ‎01-31-2013 09:40 AM (2,262 Views)

By Ilan Rabinovitch

Over the holidays you may have noticed that many of your favorite websites experienced outages, due to incidents impacting Amazon Web Services. Ooyala has been hosting much of our infrastructure on Amazon's platform since we won the first ever AWS Startup Challenge in 2007.

We have learned to weather the cloudy days, and are happy to report that Ooyala services remained up 24/7 during a period that blacked out many other mainstream websites and services. Here are a few key rules for maximizing uptime on Amazon Web Services.