I didn't notice a thing. Must be all that clean living.
The world received an unpleasant reminder of what it's like to live without the cloud on Thursday, after Amazon Web Services' Simple Storage Service fluttered for an hour or so. The incident invoked memories of the S3 outage in March 2017 that caused interruptions to plenty of web services and apps, sparking much rending of …
It's a valid point. If us-east-1 had a big, prolonged, outage then there would be a huge rush elsewhere and nobody knows how AWS would cope in that scenario, especially for the niche services that are only available in a few regions.
Two thirds seems high though. It also doesn't fit with other published stats about AWS AZ sizes, in theory us-east-1 can be at most 5 times us-west or eu-west.
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