"The disruption has led some to question the wisdom of having so much internet infrastructure in the hands of a few companies."
Very slowly, the results of a bad idea become visible and inoculate more of the population against accepting it.
"Cloud providers build in redundancies for such events to give their users secure access to replicated copies of data."
"outages were bound to occur occasionally but that they would be rare and brief."
If it's bound to occur that's where you add redundancy 🤦
It sounds like this was a config error. You should roll out config changes like you roll out a vaccine: slow and checking for problems as you scale up. Definitely don't change everything at once!
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