6 Jan 2014

Fiber line cut cuts off a portion of Amazon Web Services

Posted by iwgcr

Starting around 12:30 a.m. Jan. 6, several AWS customers found their services disrupted, starting at first with laggy performance and glitches before the services went offline.

By 2:45 a.m., more than two hours later, the services started coming back online, although it still took some time for Amazon to get all of the cloud services and applications back online.

But according to Amazon — and confirmed by its Service Health Dashboard – the public cloud leader did not suffer an outage, but instead the inability for users to connect to various AWS-hosted cloud services was due to an east coast Internet service provider experiencing a cut fiber line on January 2.

 

Date

Service

Duration

Critical Data Lost

2014-1-6 AWS 2 hours 15 minutes no

 

Resources:

http://talkincloud.com/public-cloud/010714/east-coast-blizzard-takes-down-amazon-customers

 

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