When trying to build a reliable network, you must plan and design for inevitable system errors. Even with today’s advances in technology, failures still occur in hardware and/or software. To handle these challenges, Amazon introduced a solution in January that continues to show the robustness of their cloud. Amazon’s feature for EC2 instances allows for auto recovery, which helps identify failures in an instance and performs automatic recovery actions using a pre-saved instance of the system. Let’s take a look at how this new feature works as well as its potential issues.
Amazon first released its public cloud offering, Amazon Web Services (commonly known as AWS), in 2006. Since then, this so-called infrastructure as a service (IaaS)