Amazon EC2 now performs automatic recovery of instances by default

Today, Amazon EC2 announces automatic recovery by default, a new feature that makes it even easier for customers to recover their instance when it becomes unreachable. Automatic recovery improves instance availability by recovering the instance if it becomes impaired due to an underlying hardware issue. Automatic recovery migrates the instance to another hardware during an instance reboot while retaining its instance ID, private IP addresses, Elastic IP addresses, and all instance metadata.