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Amazon Web Services sees another outage

  • The outage lasted 59 minutes on Sunday afternoon, and was caused by connectivity problems at AWS' (AMZN) giant U.S.-EAST data center.
  • Popular sites/apps such as Instagram, Airbnb, Flipboard, Twitter's Vine, and Amazon's Audible were affected.
  • Fast-growing AWS, which is now making stronger efforts to attract enterprise clients, has periodically witnessed outages (I, II). A Christmas eve outage led some top clients to reconsider their dependence on the platform.
  • Amazon's main site was hit by an outage a week ago. AWS was unaffected by it.
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