Amazon EC2 outage: cardiac patient monitoring hosted there


I’m guessing bullshit, troll, or company about to be sued out of existence. One of the three.

Yeah, they start out with a trolling subject as if to indicate patients lives are at risk then they backtrack that it’s some non-critical system.

I can’t imagine there wouldn’t be hot-spare failovers for something like this. While lives may not be at risk, I can would be that jobs or at least performance reviews are. I can’t imagine what that meeting must be like: “So what’s our DR/BC plan?” <silence> “…um, wait?”

A detailed post-mortem of what happened.