Instagram has already been down for a few weeks now and it looks like it is going to stay like this for some time more.
Apparently, Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud, which powers sites like Netflix, Pinterest, SocialFlow and even our beloved Instagram, was impacted during the widespread power outages that affected Virginia.
Amazon posted some updates regarding the N. Virginia region, the updates mainly concentrated on the news of recovering EC2 instances. Below is the exact update which Amazon posted on its EC2 support forum.
“Jun 30, 1:42 AM PDT We have now recovered the majority of EC2 instances and are continuing to work to recover the remaining EBS volumes. ELBs continue to experience delays in propagating new changes.
Jun 30, 3:04 AM PDT We have now recovered the majority of EC2 instances and EBS volumes. We are still working to recover the remaining instances, volumes and ELBs.
Jun 30, 4:42 AM PDT We are continuing to work to recover the remaining EC2 instances, EBS volumes and ELBs.”
The affected users of Instagram showed their anger to the world through Facebook and Twitter. Instagram updated their Twitter page with the update:
“We’re currently experiencing technical difficulties and we’re working to correct the issues. Thanks for you patience.”
Instagram is not the only victim of this storm, and it has managed to banish power across Indiana to New Jersey. There have also been reports of two deaths due to storm, caused by fallen trees.
Instagram is a free camera app for Android and iOS which allows users to apply various digital filters before uploading the pictures on a variety of social networks such as FaceBook, Twitter, etc. Initially it supported Android 2.2 Froyo, but it has now been extended to the latest version of Android. The app also supports Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.