Amazon diagnosis

Jay Ashworth jra at
Sun May 1 18:10:40 UTC 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike" <mike-nanog at>

> On 04/29/2011 12:35 PM, Joly MacFie wrote:
> > **<>
> So, in a nut shell, Amazon had a single point of failure which touched
> off this entire incident.
> I am still waiting for proof that single points of failure can
> realistically be completely eliminated from any moderately complicated
> network environment / application. So far, I think murphy is still
> winning on this one.

Well, in fairness to Amazon, let's ask this: did the failure occur *behind
a component interface they advertise as Reliable*?  Either way, was it possible
for a single customer to avoid that possible failure, and at what cost in
expansion of scope and money?

-- jra

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