Amazon’s data centers in Northern Virginia crashed Monday afternoon, taking with it a number of popular websites, from Someecards, the quirky e-card company, to mobile applications such as Flipboard and Foursquare.
Amazon reported having problems with the data centers in Northern Virginia. Those problems appear to have had a ripple effect across the Internet, with several sites hosted on Amazon’s popular EC2 cloud hosting service also reporting problems.
Several frustrated customers took to Twitter on Monday to complain that they could not get access to websites including Foursquare, turntable.fm and Flipboard.
Last June, an electrical storm caused problems at the same Northern Virginia data centers and took down sites including Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram for a weekend.