Netflix builds a tool for jumping between Amazon clouds

15 Jun

Gigaom

Netflix (s nflx) clearly has learned from its Christmas Eve outage, which involved the failure of Amazon (s amzn) Web Services’ Elastic Load Balancing service, and has created a tool called Isthmus to solve the problem.

In a Friday blog post, Netflix’s Ruslan Meshenberg explained that Isthmus manages Elastic Load Balancing services in multiple regions in order to keep latency low for users in the event that ELB goes down in one region. On Christmas Eve, the issue was that state data got deleted, causing issues for the control plane tasked with managing load-balancer configuration and bringing some down some ELB load balancers. Now that sort of error could be less likely to affect Netflix service.

Isthmus builds on the newly open-sourced Zuul tool for managing the Netflix API and Elastic Load Balancer services that my colleague Barb Darrow wrote about earlier this week. “Zuul is at the…

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