I stumbled upon this really interesting site in my travels that I thought was well worth a mention.
It’s called CloudStatus and it gives a graphically attractive independent view on how Amazon’s WebServices (EC2, S3, etc) and Google’s App Engine are performing, in the areas of latency and I/O throughput to name a couple.
Monitoring company Hyperic, who created the site describe CloudStatus as:
“… the first service to provide an independent view into the health and performance of the most popular cloud services, including Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine. CloudStatus gives users real-time reports and weekly trends on infrastructure metrics-including service availability, response time, latency, and throughput-that affect the availability and performance of cloud-hosted applications.”
If you use either of these Cloud services then this is a site worthy of a place in your browsers favourites. You can even sign up to alerts on Twitter.