Amazon's EC2 service has suffered a major problem, taking a host of big name companies like Quora and FourSquare down with it.
Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is used as a platform by several major companies, and the company's outage has therefore created some major waves.
Quora, Hootsuite and FourSquare have all been affected, with Amazon confirming that a datacentre in North Virginia is the hub of the trouble.
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Amazon's EC2 has been a big hit for the company, giving businesses the chance to elastically expand their companies with the demand.
This is a major boon to companies that grow rapidly, or who experience big spikes of traffic, but obviously reliability is therefore a key issue.
Via RCR Unplugged