(The Hosting News) – Friday the 13th proved truly unlucky for the cloud solutions offered through Amazon Web Services.
According to a report from Information Week, one availability zone was hit – causing problems for an encryption key storage service. Downtime persisted a period of one hour and eighteen minutes.
It still remains unclear exactly what was responsible for the matter.
The issue reportedly triggered a failover to Amazon’s alternative system, something providing for the company’s “latency sensitive” clientele.
Spanish-based API management firm Wuaki.tv was one of the customers notably affected.
AWS CloudHSM assists cloud users in meeting regulatory compliance requirements for data security. However, the outage simply didn’t affect the encryption key storage solution. Other cloud-based offerings also took a beating, with EC2 Compute, Elastic Load Balancing, Relational Database Service and Simply Email Service also taking a hit.
It’s hardly the first time Amazon’s cloud-based web services have faced such issues. The company’s North Virginia data center has faced similar problems before; last October a glitch with services like Elastic Compute Cloud, ElastiCache and Relational Database Service caused downtime for popular social site Reddit.