Thunderstorm causes Instagram, Pinterest, Netflix outage
The service, Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud, is hosted in North Virginia, where there were severe weather conditions during the night such as powerful winds, torrential rains and thunderstorms, causing widespread outages in the area.
VentureBeat reported that at 11.21pm EDT (4.21am BST) Amazon Web Services said: “We are investigating connectivity issues for a number of instances in the US-EAST-1 Region”.
Pinterest and Netflix returned to full service shortly after, however, Instagram still remained down, and independent checks at the time of writing this (7:10PM BST), it appears Instagram‘s website is still down and the service is still not fully functional, with some areas of the Instagram app reporting that “this feature is temporarily disabled.”
It is also the second time this month that the Amazon service has failed, with a six and a half hour outage last week.
Take a look at Netflix, below: