1 Jul 2012

Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram, Heroku… down due Amazon service disruption

Posted by iwgcr

Hurricane-like storms knocked an Amazon data center in Ashburn, Virginia, offline on juin 30 night, and a chunk of the internet felt it. The six-hour incident temporarily cut off a number of popular internet services, including Netflix, Pinterest, Heroku, and Instagram.

During this outage, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancing service, designed to spread Netflix’s processing loads across data centers, failed.

“We lost a much bigger proportion of just one [Amazon data center] than the last power outage, and the ELBs didn’t route around it,” said Netflix’s Cockroft, via Twitter.

 

Date

Service

Duration

Critical Data Lost

2012-06-30 Amazon 6 hours No

 

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