Slack, Netflix, Pinterest crash and you can’t blame the leap second

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), which provides the backbone Netflix, Slack, Pinterest and thousands of other websites and services, appeared to suffer widespread outage Tuesday. The disruption lasted more than 40 minutes, according to Amazon.

Slack, Asana, Netflix, Pinterest, and many other apps and websites that rely on AWS were suddenly unresponsive Tuesday evening. Newly-launched Beats 1 radio was also reportedly down more than 40 minutes

The status dashboard for AWS, which reports service disruptions, was among the sites that were unavailable during the disruption. Amazon later acknowledged the “connectivity issues,” citing an “external Internet provider,” on its status dashboard but said AWS services are “not affected.” Read more…

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