As popular singer Lady Gaga’s new album “Born this Way” appeared on Amazon.com for just 99 cents, an overwhelming number of fans rushed to the site to download the album. This massive traffic compromised Amazon.com’s servers as a result of which downloads almost came to a standstill.
The fans then went on to Twitter to complain over the situation with a large number of disappointing Tweets appearing one after the other. To soothe the angered fans, Amazon made an official statement on the organization’s MP3 Twitter page, assuring all fans that download would soon be complete and thanked them for keeping their cool.
The site had decided to sell “Born this Way” for just 99 cents as a part of the publicity for the new Cloud Driver service. If users bought the album, that also entitled them to a cloud storage upgrade of 20 GB.
The last time Amazon faced a problem of such a huge magnitude was in April when the cloud based Amazon Web services crashed as a result of which famous Internet sites like Reddit, Quora and Hootsuit faced serious downtime.