I want to prefix what I’m about to write with 2 statements:
- Please Amazon get all of these systems back up ASAP. Peoples lives are in danger.
- I don’t usually like to call out peoples failures, I fail often enough all by myself. But the post in question compelled me.
With that said…
I saw this link on Hacker News today.
I read it and was shocked. Horrified even.
3 instances, in the same region.
Monitoring cardiac patients at home.
What came to my mind: WTF WERE YOU THINKING!
Perhaps you should design something a little bit more fault tolerant!?!
And even if you didn’t, even if you relied on the reliability of a single region, why not update DNS and deploy to a different region?
That way you would at least be monitoring those cardiac patients?
I’d really like to find out what company this is so I can make sure that anyone I know never relies on them.