July 1, 2012 – Amazon’s Elastic Cloud service is operating normally again after powerful storms on the East Coast knocked one of its northern Virginia data centers offline Friday evening.

Amazon’s EC2 Cloud noted service disruption starting at 8:21 p.m. ET Friday, with the top cloud vendor pointing to power outages in the region as the culprit, according to its AWS Service Health Dashboard on Sunday evening. Along with EC2, there were issues with other cloud offerings such as CloudSearch, CloudWatch, ElastiCache and RDS into Saturday, all of which are housed at its northern Virginia data centers. Services had fully recovered by approximately 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

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