Friday, August 15, 2008

Netflix's Shipping System Is Disrupted - WSJ.com

Not just problems in "cloud" services, this week...

Netflix Inc. experienced a disruption to its DVD rental business that has prevented the company from mailing movies to most of its customers in recent days.

Steve Swasey, a spokesman for the Los Gatos, Calif., company, described the cause of the disruption as a "pretty severe technical" problem with the company's shipping system.

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The outage to its shipping system is only the second in the company's history, Mr. Swasey said. The first occurred in March, when both the Netflix Web site and the technology behind its shipping system were disrupted for about 24 hours.

Netflix's Shipping System Is Disrupted - WSJ.com

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