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Why dosent my Cloud Work?

By   WirelessPhreak      Tuesday, December 25, 2012      Labels: ,  
With the prevalence of cloud computing and companies growing dependencies, environments such as Amazon Web Services have become a huge points of failure.  The interdependency on web service companies and cloud infrastructure has created a complicated and confusing web.  The average Joe  knows Netflix doesn't work, but there is no way for him to find out why it doesn't work.  Some companies are proactive and do a pretty decent job updating clients on outages, but a majority of them are happy with keeping their customers in the dark.  The goal of this post is to give some helpful links that may give you some visibility into this mysterious haze they call The Cloud.

Amazon does a pretty good job here is there AWS Service Health Dashboard:
AWS Amazon Service Health Dashoard
AWS Twitter Feed

Netflix which runs almost exclusivaly on AWS:
Netflix Twitter Feed

Many other companies leverage the Amazon Cloud such as Reddit, Coursera, Flipboard, FastCompany, Foursquare, Pinterest, Airbnb, and more.

Google Apps Status, this page breaks out many of Google core services:
App Status Dashboard

Apple Services such as iCloud, iMessage, Siri, etc.:
Apple Support System Status 

 Rackspace Cloud Status:
Cloud Status

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