Like many startups these days, we are running our stuff on Amazon. Also like many startups, we learned an important lesson a few months ago when Amazon had a massive outage in it’s Northern Virginia region.

In an effort to be better prepared for what the EC2 Gods might throw at us, I thought it might be good to set up some sort of SMS alert for Amazon’s EC2 status for the two regions we operate in. Immediately I looked on Twitter to see if someone else had already run the status RSS through TwitterFeed and much to my surprise, turned up nothing.

So I did it myself. Behold EC2 status on Twitter for Northern Virginia and Northern California regions:


All you have to do is turn on phone alerts and voila, you’ve got SMS EC2 status updates. Enjoy.