Black Friday: Amazon Offers Unlimited Storage; Best Buy Suffers Outage

by CloudWedge Staff    |   

Black Friday is the ceremonial kick off to the consumerist season. Whether you are buying a gift for a friend or a loved one, Black Friday can net you some of the best deals of the year.

Amazon is offering unlimited cloud storage for a year. The cost? Only $5. This is a trial offer of sorts considering after the first year is over, the fee goes up to $60 per year.

This could come as a jab to Azure, which recently rolled back their unlimited storage offerings due to some consumers using up to 75TBs of space.

Can Amazon’s storage cloud truly offer unlimited storage? For the low $5 introductory fee, it may be worth a try.

Black Friday Blues: BestBuy.Ca Goes Down

While Cyber Monday is the official online consumer day of savings, some retailers start out this season before Black Friday, offering deals that allow consumers to shop from home rather than stand in lines at a big box retailers.

BestBuy.Ca suffered an outage on Black Friday, which has been widely publicized on social media. Those who were trying to buy from the Canadian portal of Best Buy’s website were greeted with a red banner when trying to complete the checkout process.

“We are currently experiencing technical difficulties. Do not hit the browser back button, refresh or close this page,” the error said.

“You will remain in the check out waiting room and will not lose your place in line. Please click on the checkout button every couple of minutes to get an update,” continued the error message.

Best Buy Canada Shoppers Upset By Shopping Cart Outage

Canadian shoppers were forced to stay up into the late hours of the night, refreshing the shopping cart status seeking an update on their orders.

Canadian shoppers soon realized that many of the same deals were available on the Amazon.com Best Buy portal, giving them the ability to have items shipped to Canada.

As of now, the Best Buy Canada website should be up and running.

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