Amazon Cloud service (Amazon Web Services) fails again during Christmas. This time, Netflix is affected and the company tweeted, “We’re sorry for the Christmas Eve outage. Terrible timing! Engineers are working on it now. Stay tuned to @Netflixhelps for updates”.
Services were not restored until Christmas day morning. Amazon has publicly apologized for the outage and blaming human error for the server downtime. According to Amazon, a developer inadvertently deleted part of the “ELB state data” which handles load balancing which servers deliver content to each user across different locations and it took several hours of testing and troubleshooting to figure out what had gone wrong.