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My EC2 Instance – The First 1000 Days

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon EC2 | | Comments

I launched my first “production” EC2 instance almost three years ago, on July 15, 2008. For my purposes, production includes hosting my personal blog and writing code for my AWS book, as well as a host for random development projects that I putter around with from time to time.

I am happy to report that my instance reached 1000 days of uptime over the weekend:

One of these days I’ll upgrade to a more modern instance (this one predates EBS) but I’m still quite happy with this one and I’ll keep it running as long as possible.

EC2 has certainly come a long way in just 1000 days. Here are some of the highlights: