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Amazon S3 goes down

July 28, 2008

Amazon posted a lengthy description of the “Availability Event” which occurred on 07/20/08. It is fairly technical and an interesting read…for a certain kind of person. 😉

Here’s my favorite line:

“we won’t be satisfied until performance is statistically indistinguishable from perfect”

I just can’t figure out if this is supposed to be reassuring or not. Maybe for a certain kind of person…