Amazon Goes Dark

Amazon Goes Dark:

"AlertSite Godskind pointed out that the 41-minute glitch reduced the company's total availability for the month -- assuming 100 percent possible uptime -- by more than .1 percent. 'If Amazon.com has a 41-minute outage during the lunch hour, it probably left impressions on a million people,' he said.



It likely left an impression on earnings, as well. Amazon.com net sales for its first fiscal quarter, ending March 31, 2005, were $1.90 billion. With 90 days in the quarter, and 2,160 minutes, the e-commerce giant raked in roughly $8.8 million an hour."