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Amazon AWS outage impacts Reddit, Airbnb, Flipboard, and others

Amazon Web Services outage is affecting Reddit and other sites

By Trace Hagan from Oct 22, 2012 @ 16:14 CDT

You may have trouble accessing some of your favorite websites today as an Amazon Cloud outage is having some detrimental effects on their web services. Many websites are now using Amazon's AWS cloud hosting for their websites and the unfortunate downside to this is that when Amazon has issues, half of the internet comes down with it.


The outage is only affecting one of Amazon's cloud locations, but just that is preventing some web surfers from being able to access their favorite sites. Reddit, Airbnb, Heroku, FastCompany, and Flipboard are just some of the sites that are effected by the North Virginia service issues.

The Amazon Web Services dashboard is reporting "performance issues" on nearly every N Virginia-based service. This isn't the first time that an outage has hit Amazon's cloud offerings. Back in June, Amazon experienced another outage, which resulted in Netflix, Pinterest, and Instagram having issues serving up their websites and video.


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