Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers suffered more problems overnight after technical problems with the firm's Elastic Cloud Compute platform led to outages for big name web firms including Reddit, Quora, Foursquare and Hootsuite.
The problems, this time in Amazon's US-EAST-1 region, lasted around 40 minutes, during which time the affected companies took to Twitter to inform customers of the problem.
The outage has now been resolved, but comes just a day after AWS customers in Europe were affected by a lightning strike on the cloud computing firm's Dublin datacentre.
Microsoft's EMEA Business Productivity Online Services platform was knocked offline briefly yesterday by the outage, but has now been restored.
However, AWS warned that it will be some time before all services are back to normal.
The latest AWS status update at 6am UK time claims that the company has recovered all volumes and instances which could have been recovered.
"For the remaining EBS [Elastic Block Store] volumes, we were unable to verify whether or not there were any in-flight writes that did not get consistently saved. As a result, we've now started the process of creating recovery snapshots for all of these EBS volumes that are still unavailable," the update continued.
"As these recovery snapshots become available, we will put them in your account. This process is time consuming and we expect these recovery snapshots to start to show up in customers' accounts in the next six to eight hours, but the process might take up to 24 hours to fully complete."
The news will be further embarrassment for AWS, given that a major outage of the same EC2 platform in the US-EAST-1 in April this year affected the services of some large web start-ups.
Problems with the firm's EBS service in March caused several customers to consider their options and move infrastructure onto other platforms.
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