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Amazon Explains Cloud Computing Snafu

Amazon.com Inc. on Saturday restored service to its cloud computing operations afterwards electrical storms cut service to some clients including Netflix Inc. and Instagram. However Amazon waited until Monday to tell the world that those operations were fully back up.

The Web operations of other companies

Amazon runs servers managing the Web operations of other companies, which is known as cloud computing. Netflix, Instagram and content sharing site Pinterest reported outages over the weekend.

Cloud computing is a growing business for Amazon, which has invested heavily in data centers and other infrastructure in order to offer affordable storage space for companies looking to outsource some of their infrastructure.

Google Inc. recently unveiled its own cloud computing service aimed at providing cheap computing power to a wide range of businesses.

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