December 27, 2012

Amazon, Netflix and the Challenges of the Cloud

Brian Chen, New York Times

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For some on Christmas Eve, “White Christmas” was a blackout on Netflix. That’s because problems with Amazon’s cloud computing service, which provides storage and computing power for all kinds of Web sites and services, caused Netflix to go down for much of the day.

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