As of 11:21 PM EST Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud in North Virginia went down, due to severe thunder storms in the area. Amazon EC2 runs many major websites and services. Netflix, Instagram, and Pinterest have all been taken out of service during the outage.
Pinterest posted a message on Twitter at 2:05 a.m. alerting users that service was restored.
We’re back! Our team is continuing to work on some remaining issues that may impact performance. Thanks for your patience and happy pinning!
— Pinterest (@Pinterest) June 30, 2012