Netflix Blames Xmas Eve Outage on Amazon's Cloud
Internet streaming service restored on Tuesday
By MCN Staff -- Broadcasting & Cable, 12/26/2012 9:09:53 AM
Netflix customers across the U.S., Canada and Latin America were affected by the outage, which began at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Monday, Reuters reported. The cause was an outage at an Amazon Web Services data center in Northern Virginia, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The Amazon Web Services outage was at least the third major outage for Amazon Web Services this year, theJournal reported. Amazon offers an online video service, Prime Instant Videos, to members of its free-shipping program that is competitive with Netflix's video service.
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