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Netflix, Inc. Saves Itself From A Fiasco

|Includes: Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

The American internet media streaming service provider, Netflix, was not adversely affected by the harmful effects of AWS outages.

Netflix has been safeguarded by its cloud infrastructure. Netflix news reported that the significance of developing cloud facilities to battle with a fiasco was witnessed on Sunday when Amazon Web Services was disrupted. Some of the internet's largest web pages and softwares were intermittently not available after more than 20 facilities on the AWS network were adversely affected. The failures affected AWS networks running out of datacenters in North Virginia, which it has referred to as the US-East-1 region.

Netflix news today revealed that some of the world's largest web pages and applications use AWS. Therefore, a number of service users have claimed that they were unable to access content during the 6 to 8 hour period as the Amazon's cloud facilities were affected. The complications also affected Amazon devices, such as the Amazon's smart speaker Echo, which is known for utilizing a cloud-based voice recognition system, known as Alexa.

Netflix breaking news affirmed that the difficulties were initially witnessed at 3 a.m. PDT on Sunday, when customers found an increase in error rates on AWS's NoSQL database DynamoDB. However, complications with increased errors and dormancy then initiated to cropping up about 22 other AWS facilities, including major services, such as the virtual desktop service AWSWorkspaces, AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and the AWS Lambda.

In less than a time span of 120 minutes, AWS succeeded in solving the problems with DynamoDB and shared it as operating in a normal manner. Most facilities ran in a normal manner by this time, although a few other facilities, such as AWS Auto Scaling, were pretentious unless close to 11:30 a.m.

Netflix succeeded in avoiding the "significant impact" of the failures as revealed by its spokesperson. The digital media company deployed AWS to stream television shows and films to more than 50,000,000 houses across the globe and was successful enough to "quickly" reinstate the service being operational.

The facility dealing with the disrupted service was referred as "chaos engineering" by the company. Industrial analysts have claimed that the recovery would not only enhance its image in the competitive market but also threatens the interests of its rivals who might follow its steps to sustain themselves.

Netflix's officials should improve their cloud infrastructure serve in the market. The company is concerned about provision of quality and uninterrupted streaming to users in order to gain competitive advantage over competitors. Thus, it would never compromise on its databases and servers.