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What's happening at Standing Cloud's cloud, application and solution provider partners.
Last week, and into the weekend, Amazon Web Services experienced an enormous outage with widespread consequences, taking down major websites and services like Quora, Reddit, Heroku and Foursquare. Users are still (understandably) angry, both at the failure of Amazon's much-vaunted Availability Zone structure and at the lack of communication from within Amazon itself.
More than half of the staff at Standing Cloud are women, a ratio that ascends up through the ranks here. So it was a no-brainer to sign up with Lucy Sanders' organization, National Center for Women & Information Technology recently as a founding member of its Entrepreneurial Alliance.
It's also thrilling to watch NCWIT play a key part in President Obama's Startup America Partnership, an outgrowth of the White House's Startup America campaign, launched earlier this year.
Here's NCWIT on the subject:
It has not been a good day for anyone running an application on Amazon Web Services' ultra-popular EC2. Several data centers experienced a major outage: Down for 12 hours, and as a result, hundreds of sites, big and small, down too. Services like Quora, Reddit, Heroku and Foursquare have been out all day, due to the failure of multiple "availability zones" in Amazon's east coast data centers.