With Amazon EC2 down right now, I figured this is a good time to ask the question.
We've got all of our services hosted on EC2 at the moment and as a result, nothing is responding at all. Ideally, I'd like to show a basic "we're down" page when data center failures like this one occur.
I guess I'm just wondering what the best way to configure something like that would be. Off the top of my head, I was thinking about picking up a Linode slice, configuring nginx or the like on it and just serving a static page in response to all requests.
But then, so in the event of a downtime, incident, presumably that means updating all DNS records to point to that slice, and then restoring those when things come back online?
That's the best I could come up with but I'm not sure it's very good. If others have suggestions or can share experiences, I'd be very appreciative.