Amazon Cloud Service Goes Down and Takes Popular Sites With It

By: ctal
October 22nd, 2012
5:50 pm

Amazon Cloud Service Goes Down and Takes Popular Sites With It

Some services at Amazon.comís data centers went down Monday afternoon [October 22, 2012], taking with them a number of popular Web sites and services, including Flipboard and Foursquare.

Amazon reported problems at data centers in Northern Virginia that appeared to have had a ripple effect across the Internet, as many companies depend on the companyís cloud service to run their businesses.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/1...es-with-it/?hp

http://www.pcworld.com/article/20128...tes-again.html

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2 comments on "Amazon Cloud Service Goes Down and Takes Popular Sites With It"

  • GWillakers
    October 22, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Should be a learning experience for the involved companies.

    Next time, the clients should be able to isolate themselves from the outage

  • steven
    October 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Originally Posted by GWillakers
    Should be a learning experience for the involved companies.

    Next time, the clients should be able to isolate themselves from the outage
    You can't smply transfer terrabytes of data to other servers. And it's not about the storage, it's about the technology. Reddit is such a site, and you can't host a site like reddit on simple webservers, it needs very powerful ones. Sadly, we are reliant on could servers, and we are bound to be more and more dependant of them



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