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Amazon Web Services Back Online After Prolonged Outage

Amazon has announced that the company has fixed a majority of problems that had caused an outage in its Amazon Web Services platform.

A glitch in the company’s east coast data centre had caused an outage on the platform, which in turn had affected websites that rents computing power from the company.

Amazon Web Services allows companies to rent computing space on the cloud, offering a low-cost alternative to on-premise servers.

The outage, which has been going on for more than five days, has seriously impacted websites like Reddit, Foursquare and Quora, whose users have been unable to access the services. Amazon’s servers were inflicted with instance connectivity, latency and error rates.

The company told (opens in new tab) The Wall Street Journal that it had completed its recovery process but warned that some of the data lost in the outage might never be recovered.

“We're in the process of contacting these customers,” Amazon said in a statement on its website. The company also informed that it was ‘digging deeply’ in order to find the principle cause behind the issue and promised to provide a "detailed post mortem" in the future.

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