ElastiCache Support in Stackdriver AWS Monitoring 

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A traditional three-tier web application application typically includes a caching layer to help improve performance by saving expensive queries to your database.  At its most basic level, a caching layer lets you store results of expensive database queries in a fast, in-memory system that allows you to look up those results later with a simple […]

What Other Services Fail with EBS? 

Amazon had another outage today which impacted users of EBS in a single availability zone of the us-east-1 region. A number of other services, including RDS, the AWS Console, Elastic Beanstalk, CloudSearch, and ElasticCache, were affected. These simultaneous failures provide interesting insights into dependencies within the services provided by AWS.