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Like many others around the interwebs, I ran into the fact that Netlix was down last night.
I attempted to access the website directly and was greeted by a message saying that both the website and streaming were currently down.
I continued to check the status by refreshing the page but then also attempted to access netflix through the Wii interface (of course expecting this not to work either).
The movies in the instand queue loaded up but no other category was accessible/visible. Expecting this to be due to some sort of caching I played one of the movies. IT WORKED! (watched the whole thing, site was still down at the time in browser).
This is interesting because it led me to believe that the issue here wasn't that Netflix was crippled by traffic or that their servers could not handle the load and deliver the content. It seemed to be an issue with retrieving the actual movie data, which would explain why their website was not up either but the server was responding, delivering the error page.
I assume since the movies in the instant queue were preloaded the "link" to the actual stream was available for them. Netflix was not however able to display and provide the sorting and searching capabilities available for the rest of their movie database.
Anyone else have info on whether this was in fact a database problem and also what sort of architecture they use??
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