This Is How Amazon’s Servers Rarely Go Down

Downtime is inevitable.

But Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s best-in-class cloud services offering, had downtime of only 2.5 hours in 2015.

You may think their uptime of 99.9997 percent had something to do with an engineering team of hundreds, a budget of billions, or dozens of data centers across the globe—but you’d be wrong.

Here’s how to architect an application to isolate failure, recover rapidly from downtime, and scale in the face of heavy load.

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