Amazon's August US-EAST Service Disruption Blamed on a Physical Flaw
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) was hit with a service interruption on Sunday, Aug. 25, that caused four hours of degraded service for customers of its US-EAST data center availability zone and knocked a number of virtual machine instances offline. The degraded service was the result of an issue with a single networking device that failed.
The first public acknowledgment from Amazon that there was some trouble with its cloud infrastructure came at 1:22 p.m. PDT on Sunday afternoon.