- 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.
Amazon Web Services sees another outage
Aug 26 2013, 09:55 ET