Amazon Web Service Goes Down & Takes Huge Chunks of The Internet Offline … This is a Developing Story!
Update: Amazon Web Service Goes Down & Takes Huge Chunks of The Internet Offline Tuesday
The Hill reports:
Amazon Web Services (AWS) went down Tuesday morning, leaving large parts of the internet reliant on the tech giant’s services offline.
The outage was still impacting sites throughout Tuesday afternoon, but Amazon said it was starting to see signs of some recovery.
On its health service dashboard, AWS posted a message at 11:22 a.m. that the company is “investigating increased error rates for the AWS Management Console.”
“We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 Region. We have identified root cause and we are actively working towards recovery,” AWS said in the message.
In an update around 3:30 p.m. the company said the cause was an impairment of several network devices and it was working toward mitigating the issue.
“While we have observed some early signs of recovery, we do not have an ETA for full recovery,” the company said.
Outside websites hosted by AWS including Disney Plus, Tinder and Venmo were also experiencing outage issues, according to Down Detector [but these are far from all of the websites affected. many will even go unreported. EA Truth Media’s content scheduling platforms such as EClincher & Hootsuite are both experiencing interruptions].
[UPDATE: Amazon’s latest update was at 4:35pm PST and they basically stated that the initial problem has been resolved. They are just working on devices that still may be impaired. EClincher, which had some issues today due to the AWS outage reported to me within the last hour that their services HAVE FULLY BEEN RESTORED!]