In what can be considered a very bad timing, Amazon’s outage of EC2 has taken down Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram, Heroku and other services.
All these services were unavailable as of Friday evening at 9:10 p.m. PT. The outage underscores the vulnerabilities of depending on the public cloud .
This outage come only a couple of days after Google announce in his plans to offer Compute Engine web services, this outage would no doubt undermine Amazon web services and increase the wanna be Google Services clients once the Compute Engine is open for business.
Amazon’s service health dashboard shows power issues in its North Virginia data center, probably caused by severe storms in the region.