Tuesday August 09, 2011

Amazon Cloud Outage Downs Netflix, Quora

Netflix users around the world let out a collective cry of agony last night as Amazon's Web Services went down for about a half hour. Quora, Reddit, and Foursquare users were just mildly annoyed. wink

The network connectivity issues struck Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) at Amazon's northern Virginia site, which handles AWS operations for the U.S. East Coast at 7:39 p.m. PDT and were resolved about 25 minutes later, according to the Amazon Web Services Health Dashboard.

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