Amazon Web Services failure causes Netflix to stop

A disruption at Amazon’s cloud computing center hit users of the Netflix video streaming service on Christmas Eve, according to Reuters. The problem was only fully resolved this Tuesday, 25, said a company spokesman.

The flaw has hit Netflix subscribers in Canada, Latin America and the United States and has affected several devices that allow users to download movies and TV shows, such as Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3.

The spokesman said the problem was the result of a failure at the Amazon Web Services computing center in Virginia (United States), and started around 6:30 pm (Brasilia time) on Monday, 24. The system was fully operational. restored this Tuesday morning, although streaming is available to most users already on Monday night.

“We are investigating exactly what happened and how it could have been prevented,” said the spokesman. “We apologize for any inconvenience caused last night,” he added.

Amazon Web Services was not immediately available for comment.

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