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FatPipe Offers Remedy to Amazon's Cloud Services Failure

For the second time in five months, some of Amazon's data center services located in Northern Virginia failed. The failure began Monday morning, lasting for over 12 hours, affecting many companies that depend on its Elastic Block Storage (EBS) used in conjunction with Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service to conduct business. Major sites including Foursquare, Flipboard, Instagram, and Netflix were taken down during the two outages, along with corresponding apps.

FatPipe Networks, the inventor and multiple patents holder of Wide Area Network (WAN) redundancy, security, and optimization products, specializes in providing solutions that transcend failures that affect WAN connectivity to maintain business continuity and provide alternate paths to backup sites when data centers fail.

Amazon was unable to inform affected customers when its services would be restored. Its inability to create proper redundancy of its data centers leads customers to look for their own solutions to maintain business continuity and avoid the irreversibly negative effects of downed services, including loss in revenue and productivity, as well as unhappy customers. FatPipe products play a crucial role in providing automatic and intelligent failover for data when cloud services, Internet and/or private data lines fail.

FatPipe products aggregate multiple data lines of any speed and combination (DSL, Cable, E1, DS3, 3/4G, satellite, MPLS, etc.) from multiple ISPs to achieve the highest level of Internet/WAN resiliency and redundancy. FatPipe automatically, intelligently and seamlessly fails over lines and sessions when ISPs, physical lines or components unexpectedly fail, without BGP. FatPipe can failover data from one site to another with its site-to-site failover feature. FatPipe also increases bandwidth for end users by aggregating multiple lines of similar or disparate speeds, as well as higher levels of security with its patented SmartDNS and MPSec technologies. FatPipe additionally provides a complete suite of WAN optimization tools to increase productivity and enhance networks.

Published Friday, October 26, 2012 7:25 AM by David Marshall
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