Amazon Web Services

  • Instagram, Vine, other websites using Amazon Web Services go down August 26, 2013

    New York: Amazon's unit that runs Web servers for other companies had problems Sunday that coincided with outages or slowdowns on several popular websites. AirBnB says its site was one of those affected. Other services that were slow or unavailable included Instagram and Twitter's Vine video-sharing application. Online home rental service AirBnB...
  • HP to launch Amazon's cloud computing competitor March 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Hewlett-Packard (HP) is reportedly all set to come up with its cloud computing service in next two months, which is said to be similar to Amazon Web services that delivers a set of services, which together form a computing platform "in the cloud". According to a report from The...
  • Amazon issues credits, apology for Web outage April 30, 2011

    Boston: Amazon.com Inc apologised to customers for an outage at its Web hosting business that caused some websites to crash, saying it would credit them for their inconvenience. Although Amazon.com is best known as one of the world's biggest shopping sites, it is also one of the largest provider of Web...
  • Amazon failure takes down sites across Internet April 22, 2011

    New York: Major websites including Foursquare and Reddit crashed or suffered slowdowns Thursday after technical problems rattled Amazon.com's widely used Web servers, frustrating millions of people who couldn't access their favorite sites. Though better known for selling books, DVDs and other consumer goods, Amazon also rents out space on huge computer...