Having been adversely affected by the infamous AWS us-east-1 outage of 25th November 2020 (I intentionally refrain from using the phrase “being a victim of”), after the initial confusion settled down, and i was able to get a full nights sleep, my thought process eventually shifted towards ways of improving the resilience of our production systems.

AWS has since clarified (in surprising detail) what caused the Kinesis stream outage and how it affected the other services like Cognito. Based on that information, Cognito was only using kinesis streams for analytics gathering and should not have been critically affected. But a…

Dishan Metihakwala

Software Architect — SyscoLabs Sri Lanka

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