Paul Stenhouse: Amazon shows it rules the roost

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 11 Dec 2021, 11:36AM
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Paul Stenhouse: Amazon shows it rules the roost

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 11 Dec 2021, 11:36AM

Amazon showed just how big it is again

Not only are they so big they can get around the global supply chain crunch by building their own containers and putting them on their own planes, but they also take down thousands of web services when their cloud hits a grey patch.

Their 'US-East' region of Amazon Web Services went out for hours this week crippling a wide range of apps likes Tinder, Coinbase and Disney+ but also smart home services like self-cleaning cat litter boxes and roomba vacuums! Amazon's own operations were also halted when their internal apps went down too.

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