Netflix says video streaming service hit by outage

Dec 25, 2012

Families across the United States will have to rely on other sources of entertainment after Netflix's video streaming service was hit by a Christmas Eve outage.

The company based in Los Gatos, Calif., apologized in a company tweet for the outage Monday night.

The company says on its Twitter page that the outage was caused by "some of Amazon's cloud infrastructure." Netflix says it was working with Amazon engineers to restore the outage, which a company spokesman told the Wall Street Journal stretched "across the Americas."

Attempts to reach by The Associated Press were unsuccessful.

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not rated yet Dec 26, 2012
Welcome to cloud computing, where an outage at a single data center can wipe out service to half a billion people.