An outage of Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud in North Virginia has taken down Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram, and other services. According to numerous Twitter updates and our own checks, all three services are unavailable as of Friday evening at 9:10 p.m. PT.
Amazon’s service health dashboard indicates that there are power issues in its North Virginia data center, most likely caused by severe storms in the region.
OH GOD THE POWER IS OUT AND NETFLIX IS DOWN. WHAT DO I DO? — Ernie @ SFB
Update (7:45 a.m.): Netflix and Pinterest? Back up. (Hearing word Instagram is still down, though.) Bigger problem? The power’s still out. More than 2 million lost power in the Mid-Atlantic region last night. Mind you, it was insanely hot yesterday, so this is bad.
Here’s the explanation about instagram and twitter. Thank goodness for tumblr!