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Is Northern Virginia Really the Least Reliable AWS Region And Why?

Northern Virginia Reliability

AWS users usually assume that Northern Virginia, also referred to as US East (N. Virginia) and us-east-1, is the least reliable in terms of uptime. We analyzed AWS outage history in 2022 across regions to see if N. Virginia, indeed, had the most downtime. Then we reviewed and proved some of the theories as to why N. Virginia has the most outages. The Data Behind the Study We used our product...