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Amazon explains its cloud storage outage

04/29, 11:25am

Issues credit to customers, promises changes

Amazon has offered an apology and detailed explanation for the disruption of its cloud storage service last week. During an operation to increase network capacity, traffic to the Elastic Block Storage system was incorrectly rerouted to a slower secondary backup network. The service outage affected a number of websites, including Foursquare and Reddit.

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