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Two recent Amazon outages over the past month certainly got everyone’s attention. One, in late June, was sparked by a violent thunderstorm which cut power, setting up a chain of events that put many Amazon customers offline for hours. That came just two weeks after another significant outage in the same U.S. East data center.

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Two recent Amazon(s amzn) outages over the past month certainly got everyone’s attention. One, in late June, was sparked by a violent thunderstorm which cut power, setting up a chain of events that put many Amazon customers offline for hours. That came just two weeks after another significant outage in the same U.S. East data center.

Newvem, a company that studies Amazon EC2 usage based on its customers’ Amazon deployments, said there were signs hours before the outage that provide helpful information on how companies can mitigate the impact of future snafus.

A look at Newvem customers — which run more than 15,000 Amazon EBS volumes in U.S. East — showed that 12 hours before the initial June 28 storm-induced outage, there was a 200 percent to 300 percent latency spike. That meant it took  three times as long to load a page, according to Newvem CEO Zev Laderman…

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