Netflix hit by outage


Just in case you thought that only South African businesses were affected by power outages, Netflix, the largest online DVD rental service in the US, was hit by a 10 hour outage on 24 March. Fifty-two Netflix 52 distribution centres went off-line as a result, causing a one- or two-day delay for customers who had ordered DVD rentals.

Coincidentally, this was the same day that the California-based company’s shares rose to by 5% – a record high.

Thus far no reason has been given for the cause of the outage. In June last year the company experienced an 18-hour outage. (Source: Studio Briefing)


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