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AWS cloud outage brings down instagram vine more
2013-08-26 08:48:46

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) experienced an outage yesterday, taking down some of the web’s most popular sites. Airbnb, Instagram and Vine users all had difficulties accessing these sites yesterday as AWS began having issues with their Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) offerings, relational database and load-balancing services. Amazon offers their EC2 services to host web applications. The issues began just before 4 pm EST and were...

2008-08-21 03:00:21

Amazon Web Services LLC, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), today launched the Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), a new persistent storage feature for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Amazon EC2 is an infrastructure service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. With Amazon EBS, storage volumes can be programmatically created, attached to Amazon EC2 instances, and if even more durability is desired, can be backed with a snapshot to the Amazon...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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