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Amazon EC2 Outage Update
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Thursday, 21 April 2011 10:38


As of Thursday afternoon EST, access to Educadium's EasyCampus LMS platform remains limited. A partial failure at Amazon Web Services' cloud-computing infrastructure is to blame, affecting Educadium as well as thousands of other companies. Educadium's web site and support areas remain operational.

According to CNET, the outage struck the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service at Amazon's northern Virginia site. The problems began at 1:41 a.m. PT.

Educadium's IT team is working to rebuild the disk images in a new availability zone unaffected by the outage. Access to EasyCampus sites could occur later this afternoon.

Educadium has built a reliable e-learning architecture on top of Amazon's global cloud platform. Fortunately, these occurrences are rare but are nonetheless frustrating for us and our customers.

We'll post more information as we get it.

UPDATE: As of 9:20pm EST/6:20pm PST, access to EasyCampus sites is being restored with most sites fully operational. We are continuing to monitor the situation for quality assurance.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2011 17:27