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Tuesday's AWS S3-izure exposes Amazon-sized internet bottleneck


Amazon should shut down datacenters on a rotational basis every day of the week until the duplication message has been well massaged in.

And maybe we should add a cloudfree Monday to our schedules as well. It is just not understandable why a mouse should give you a headache just because the control app can't get a connection. Or why you can't turn on your damn Philips Hue bulb without a connection to their servers.

The cloud ain't bad, but many of the developers who fabricate stuff like that are. The benefits and limitations have to be understood by developers and manufacturers, there needs to be a mandatory IoT firmware/control app QA step that simulates an internet outage and checks whether the software is dropping a bollock and this needs to be understood before something really critical borks out.

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