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Amazon Cloud Goes Down Friday Night, Taking Netflix

As of 1:15 am EST, Netflix appears to be back up and running, however Pinterest, Instagram and Heroku nevertheless appear to be down. It was just an hour-and-a-half while peak traffic time for these affected companies, yet this event follows a six-and-a-half hour outage on EC2 two weeks ago. And one of the selling points of the Cloud is that there are redundancies to prevent just such occurrences. A small step upside down, maybe, for cloud computing.

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