Amazon’s clouding network in the US suffered a giant outage which affected media companies. The outage was caused by an effort to upgrade capacity, AFP reported.

“The trigger, though not root cause, for the event was a relatively small addition of capacity,” Amazon said in the statement.

The e-commerce company suffered a major glitch on Wednesday, affecting the publishing system of the Washington Post. It is to be noted that the Washington Post is owned b Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

Many companies that use AWS services to store data were impacted. These companies use AWS services without having to manage their own servers.

The New York subway was among those affected, as well as Roku, a streaming television service, AFP reported.

Meanwhile, Amazon Web Services (AWS) will invest Rs 20,761 crore to set up multiple data centres in Hyderabad, the Telangana government announced earlier this month.

Telangana`s Minister for Information Technology and Industry K.T. Rama Rao said this would be the largest foreign direct investment in the history of Telangana.

AWS will set up Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region with three Availability Zones (AZs). It is expected to start operations by mid of 2022.

The AZs consist of multiple data centres in separate distinct locations within a single region that are engineered to be operationally independent of one another with independent power, cooling, physical security, and connections via a low-latency network.

The establishment of data centres like AWS is expected to support Telangana`s digital economy and IT sector in a multi-fold way. The new AWS Asia Pacific (Hyderabad) Region will enable more developers, startups, and enterprises as well as government, education, and non-profit organisations to run their applications and serve end-users from data centre located in India.

The establishment of data centres in a region will increase the operations of sectors such as e-commerce, public sector, banking and financial services (BFSI), IT, and more, the government said.

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