One dating site based in the US has gotten fed up with the recent Amazon outages, citing issues in the web giant’s datacentre predictability in taking its business elsewhere, pulling the site from the Amazon’s EC2 infrastructure.
The dating site, which advertises itself as an ‘online auction site’ for singles, has had enough of the recent Amazon outages, with Brandon Wade, its chief executive and founder, stating that there is little room for forgiveness in regards to downtime when it comes to the dating website community. You need constant and consistent accessibility when it comes to providing relationship and dating-based services, Mr Wade added, as matters of the heart rely on spontaneity and happenstance – if two star-crossed lovers miss the opportunity to meet each other because a website is offline, they may never get their happily-ever-after, the chief executive remarked.
Mr Wade said his website received a flood of complaints on another recent outage on 14 June. He claims that there was no response to the number of increasingly worried calls his company made to Amazon’s support team during that particular outage.
The most recent outage not only took down Mr Wade’s website but also sent social media sites Pinterest and Instagram down for the count. This prompted the dating site’s chief executive to permanently relocate his business to a hosting facility based in Las Vegas.
Mr Wade, who formerly worked at General Electric as an IT infrastructure executive, said that the failure on the part of Amazon has affected the reputation of his website as the reliable and well-maintained. If you cannot provide 100 per cent uptime, you simply have no business providing cloud computing services to customers, the chief executive implied, adding that this was the main rationale for abandoning Amazon’s EC2 architecture completely.