Netflix, Reddit and Tinder all down during Amazon web service crash
A server fault in Virginia is affecting most of the northeast of the US, and disrupting many popular websites including Netflix, Reddit and Tinder.
Amazon Web Services is a cloud service which powers web and mobile applications, and provides data processing and warehousing, storage, and archiving to websites all over the world.
The server failure has meant that some customer access to Product Hunt, Medium, SocialFlow, Buffer, GroupMe, Pocket, Viber, and Amazon Echo amongst others has been stopped temporarily.
The last time AWS crashed was in 2013, when it suffered a similar outage that took services like Instagram, Airbnb and Vine offline.
The 2013 crash lasted for 40 minutes and Buzzfeed reported that the company lost about $1,104 in average net sales per second during that time.
"The Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world," the AWS website says.