Posted By Rich Miller On June 6, 2008 @ 3:36 pm In Amazon | Comments Disabled
The Amazon retail site was down for approximately 2 hours earlier today (beginning around 10:25) – and we’re bringing the site back up. Amazon’s systems are very complex and on rare occasions, despite our best efforts, they may experience problems. We work to minimize any disruption and to get the site back as quickly as possible. Amazon’s web services were not affected nor were our international sites.While many bloggers are experiencing surprise about the downtime, Amazon has had outages before, including downtime in August 2006 , July 2005 and December 2004 . CNet  reports that based on last quarter’s revenue of $4.13 billion, a full-scale global outage would cost Amazon more than $31,000 per minute on average.
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 August 2006: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,210364,00.html
 December 2004: http://www.itworld.com/Tech/2403/041208amazonoutage/
 CNet: http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9962010-7.html
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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