When Amazon’s cloud computing service failed on Tuesday, more than half of the internet’s top 100 e-commerce websites were affected.
Which site didn’t get burned? Amazon.com, of course.
The AWS S3 cloud computing service backs more than 150,000 websites, so the disruption left a wide swath of the web in shambles — with S&P 500 companies losing an estimated $150 to $160 million as a result, Business Insider reports.
E-commerce sites really felt the burn, with the websites for retailers like Express and Lululemon down completely while load times for the Disney Store were 1,165 percent longer than normal. Nike, Target and Nordstrom all experienced delayed load times as well, according to estimates from the web-monitoring company Apica. Read more…