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Amazon Broke the Internet Today. Good Sales Tactic?

Amazon's Ohio datacenter experienced a significant outage today.  Amazon reported that "some instances within a single Availability Zone (USE2-AZ1) in the US-EAST-2 Region have experienced a loss of power". This was likely a non-event for big users because they'd have multiple availability zones, etc. and would probably just detect the failure and carry on.  But it's interesting to see that 38 different services was affec...

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Amazon Broke the Internet Today.  Good Sales Tactic?

Does Your Provider Offer Snapshots?

For a long time, VPS snapshots were only available in high-end hosting companies, but over the last few years they've become increasingly common in the marketplace.  This neat feature can be a real ti...

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Does Your Provider Offer Snapshots?

SpamHaus Botnet Report Highlights Some LowEnd Providers

Spamhaus's 2021 Q2 Botnet Threat Update has been released and it's interesting reading. Overall, there has been a reduction in observed command and control (C&C) systems.  However, at regional and...

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SpamHaus Botnet Report Highlights Some LowEnd Providers

Cloudflare Complains About Amazon AWS Egress Fees

In a blog post this week, Cloudflare complained that Amazon AWS's egress fees are too high.  According to CF's calculations, customers are paying: 80 times Amazon's costs in the US, Canada, and Europe...

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Cloudflare Complains About Amazon AWS Egress Fees

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