Amazon Web Services (AWS) Experienced A Multi-Hour Outage Affecting Many Websites
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been experiencing a multi-hour outage that is affecting a large portion of the internet.
Amazon said the issue was largely localized to North America, and that it was working on a resolution. Meanwhile, a number of other companies, such as Adobe and Roku, have pointed to the AWS outage as the reason for their own service issues.
“We continue to work towards recovery of the issue affecting the Kinesis Data Streams API in the US-EAST-1 Region,” Amazon said in a 3:15 PM ET statement on its AWS Service Health Dashboard. “We also continue to see an improvement in error rates for Kinesis and several affected services, but expect full recovery to still take up to a few hours.” In a 5:25 PM ET update to the dashboard, the company reiterated that timeline. At 7:42 PM ET, the company said that it was “observing steady signs of recovery” of the problem affecting the Kinesis Data Streams API in the US-EAST-1 Region
Many apps, services, and websites including 1Password, Acorns, Adobe Spark, Anchor, Autodesk, Capital Gazette, Coinbase, DataCamp, Getaround, Glassdoor, Flickr, iRobot, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pocket, RadioLab, Roku, RSS Podcasting, Tampa Bay Times, Vonage, The Washington Post, and WNYC. Downdetector.com has also shown spikes in user reports of problems with many Amazon services throughout the day.