toggle

AAPL Stock: 118.44 ( -2.86 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Northern Virginia Amazon AWS data center suffering downtime

updated 05:25 pm EDT, Mon October 22, 2012

Many popular sites affected, no estimated time for full recovery

Amazon web services has confirmed on a status page that is it suffering from "degraded performance for a small number of EBS volumes" in a single availability zone centered on Northern Virginia. Affected sites Reddit, Imgur, Pinterest, GitHub, and Gamespot are experiencing intermittent service disruptions as a result of the outage, particularly for web surfers living in geographical proximity to the Herndon, VA-based data center.

Some progress has already been made on repairing the downed services. The outage includes cloud-based storage service EBS, application deployment service Elastic Beanstalk, and Amazon's relational database service. Amazon has no comment as to what is causing the connectivity problem, nor has it commented on estimated recovery time.

Historic thunderstorms in Northern Virginia caused power outages in late June for the Northern VA Amazon data center, causing the same level of disruption to hosted services. A similar outage occurred in parallel with a European outage in 2011.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented