Thursday, April 21, 2011

Amazon gets 'black eye' from cloud outage - Computerworld

Definitely a bad day for Amazon Web Services

For a company that's known as the dominant player in the cloud market, Amazon's troubles on Thursday means a black eye for the company and for the cloud in general.

Trouble started early Thursday morning when popular websites like Quora, foursquare and Reddit were left staggering or totally knocked out because of server problems in the Amazon datacenter that handles the company's Web hosting services.

While service was restored by 4 p.m. ET to some sites such as Foursquare, Quora was still disabled and Reddit was still being affected.

Amazon gets 'black eye' from cloud outage - Computerworld

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