Happy Friday! It occurred to me I haven’t done one of these about data protection yet, so here we are.
Tell us a short story of the worst excuse given for an outage you’ve experienced, here’s mine:
Worst Excuse Given:
Earlier this year, users of Amazon’s EU-CENTRAL-1 region had issues within a particular availability zone. Amazon claimed they had an increased API error rate and latencies for EC2 APIs and connectivity issues due to “an increase in ambient temperature within a subsection of the affected Availability Zone”.
This is technically correct, as the datacentre was on fire!
Corey Quinn on Twitter: "BREAKING: There is currently a fire in a data center that's part of @awscloud's eu-central-1 region. Impact limited to a single AZ, obviously. All humans reportedly safe." / Twitter
Once again, it goes without saying, check your backups, adhere to the 3-2-1-1-0 rule, protect your data!