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  • Amazon cites cause of recent outage, issues refunds

    An unexpected bug cropped up after new hardware was installed in one of Amazon Web Service's Northern Virginia data centers, which caused the more than 12-hour outage last week that brought down popular sites such as Reddit, Imgur, AirBNB and's Heroku platform, according to a postmortem issued by Amazon.

    Written by Brandon Butler01 Nov. 12 20:51
  • Startup claims it saw early signs of Amazon's cloud outage

    Almost two hours before Amazon Web Services publicly acknowledged an outage that brought down websites such as Reddit, Imgur and Heroku, application monitoring startup Boundary claims it started noticing the problem.

    Written by Brandon Butler26 Oct. 12 15:43
  • Amazon EBS failure brings down Reddit, Imgur, others

    Amazon Web Services has confirmed that its Elastic Block Storage (EBS) service is experiencing degraded service, leading sites across the Internet to experience downtime, including Reddit, Imgur and many others.

    Written by Brandon Butler22 Oct. 12 19:48