Comments for: Netflix suffers Christmas Eve outage, points to Amazon

Posted Dec. 25, 2012, at 6:25 p.m.

NEW YORK — An outage at one of Amazon’s web service centers hit users of Netflix Inc.’s streaming video service on Christmas Eve and was not fully resolved until Christmas day, a spokesman for the movie rental company said on Tuesday. The outage impacted Netflix subscribers across Canada, Latin America …

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  • Anonymous

    Oh look, lets put all of our eggs in one basket (the “cloud”)

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I didn’t know that the outage affected people outside of the U.S. I don’t watch Netflix, but my brother was upset. I had just come home from work at my DISH office, and our families were sitting in the living room. The kids had some kind of silly cartoon on, so my brother and I each turned to our phones and preferred streaming apps. He wasn’t able to get Netflix to stream, but I had the DISH Remote Access app streaming live TV from my DVR at home in just a few minutes. I don’t have much faith cloud services because of outages like this one. Thankfully, the DISH app is powered by the Sling Adapter connected to my DVR; no cloud hosting required.

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