Category Archives: cloud

YouTube Down According to Reports Worldwide & Twitter Reacts

Woops. YouTube is down at the moment.

It’s interesting that Google chooses to display an encrypted message (presumably containing details of the error) on the client browser. This is certainly a novel way for users to report the problem without exposing potentially sensitive details (eg. file paths) to them.

YouTube is down and reports are coming in worldwide about the service being unavailable.

Source: YouTube Down According to Reports Worldwide & Twitter Reacts

Update: Service is up after about 2 hours

AWS EC2 Virtualization 2017

A very good summary of the advancement of virtualization technologies used in AWS EC2. The newest instance type offered is simply AWS Bare Metal, which provides all the hardware access with little performance overhead, while still retaining the benefits of cloud – elasticity etc.

AWS EC2 Virtualization 2017: explaining the different virtualization types, from emulation and binary substitution, paravirtualization and Xen, PV, HVM, and PVHVM modes, and the new Nitro hypervisor