Saturday, June 30, 2012

Netflix outage

  • NEW YORK -- Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest are using Twitter and Facebook to update subscribers after a Virginia storm caused server outages for hours. Netflix and Pinterest restored service by Saturday afternoon.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Netflix and Pinterest restored service by Saturday afternoon. Instagram used its Facebook fan page to communicate with users of its photo-sharing service.
  • (Contra Costa Times)
  • An outage of Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud in North Virginia has taken down Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram, and other services.
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  • Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram were all down Friday due to the storms. These websites were not working, leaving millions at a loss with their favorite pass times unavailable.
  • (Examiner)
  • Netflix appears to be back up and running, but Pinterest, Instagram and Heroku still appear to be down.
  • (Forbes)
  • Service on Netflix and Pinterest was out for a few hours late Friday. Instagram - the app that allows everyone you know to post photos of what theyre eating on Facebook, Twitter, etc. - was still out as of midmorning Saturday.
  • (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
  • Netflix, Instagram, and Pinterest werent the only victims of a power outage: 1.5 million people in the Washington D.C. area are now without power, which is particularly dangerous given the triple-digit temperatures.
  • (Gawker)
  • Pinterest suffered a shorter outage, with just about an hour in between its fall and relaunch. Presumably, millions of users added speedy tech support to their pinboard. As for Netflix, it also suffered a loss in service, about three hours in total.
  • (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest, among others, were all out of service for a period following the Cloud outage. As of Saturday the Cloud remained affected but many of the sites were back up and running. Virginia Gov.
  • (USA Today)

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