Monday, October 22, 2012

Flipboard, Netflix, Pinterest, Reddit Lost in Amazon's Cloud Today

Posted By on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Flipboard, Netflix, Pinterest and Reddit were among a number of high-profile sites experiencing major connectivity issues today while connected to Amazon's Web Services cloud.

According to to the Amzon Web Service status dashboard, the company's West Virginia computer clouds have been experiencing trouble with their connections since 11:38 a.m. Mountain Time.

"We are investigating the root cause," the company said.

This isn't Amazon's first outage. CNET reported that the company experienced similar problems in June.

However, Forbes' writer Kelly Clay argued that Amazon isn't all to blame.

"Companies must be able to build in resiliency so if and when AWS goes down again (and it will), these websites won’t be affected to the degree that sites like Reddit are currently experiencing," wrote Clay.

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