Amazon Web Services outage takes down Reddit, Netflix, Pinterest

By Shawn Knight
Oct 23, 2012
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  1. Amazon Web Services experienced an outage on Monday that resulted in downtime for many popular web destinations and services. Issues began at a Northern Virginia data center that caused a chain reaction across the Internet spanning several hours.

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  2. Github uses Rackspace, not AWS.
  3. The mighty cloud. Once again we learn how these services are not all serving. When most of society finally moves all their content to the cloud and they can’t access it due to outages, failure to pay your cloud subscription or whatever the reason you finally see the risk of putting your personal and business interest in the hands of another.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,337   +293

    AHH the gory glory of Cloud Service :(
  5. Could we just keep reddit offline?
    BlueDrake and Wendig0 like this.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,337   +293

    Cloud services are a house of cards IMO - - it's the weakest link problem.
    As AWS is the database component, when it is operational again, so will all the other Cloud services that depend upon it.
  7. veLa

    veLa TechSpot Booster Posts: 500   +76

    The outage also took down ESEA.net

    This is just a reminder why I have multiple high volume hard drives in my computers. Screw keeping all of my data on some other peoples disks. Besides if I want to access it via my smartphone AT&T will just hit me with a huge data plan overage.
  8. Guardian31756

    Guardian31756 Newcomer, in training Posts: 18

    Amazon deleting content due to illegal DRM rights.....................LOL !
  9. Gars

    Gars TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 228

    So, let me recap
    if its sunny - good
    if its raining - no good

    what is the point to having something different to AOL
    the point
    .(make it bold plz)


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