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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outage Affects Businesses

Mar 7, 2017

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Amazon Web Services Outage

As you may have heard, on Tuesday, February 28, Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced an outage. This caused disruptions Sunday morning for customers and clients.  Some of Amazon’s high profile customers include: Netflix, IMDB, GroupMe, Viber, dating application Tinder, and Airbnb.

This is not the first time that Amazon Web Services crashed. In 2013, AWS suffered a similar outage, which led to services like Instagram, Airbnb and Vine going down.

Apple Breach

Following the AWS outage, another big name in tech is in the hot seat. Apple confirmed today its first major iTunes hack. The iTunes App Store in China was infected by malware.


And those of you who tried to log in to Skype this morning, may have also found the service down.

Consider the Alternative

The commonality with this recent news is that “the big guys” are susceptible to downtime and breaches. This can prove extremely costly to businesses, with data, security, and productivity at risk.

Consider the alternative. dinCloud has a 99.95% up-time history. Keeping in mind the major disruptions we’ve covered today, partnering with a provider with a better track record can save you time, money and headaches.

Interested in avoiding downtime for your IT Infrastructure? Contact NorthLight IT today!



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