The FINANCIAL — Amazon Web Services is experiencing an outage at its US-East-1 cloud region, according to different media reports.
The company said that AWS CloudFormation, Lambda, and Amazon Connect were impacted by the problem, datacenterdynamics.com reported.
“We are continuing to experience increased error rates and latencies for multiple AWS Services in the US-East-1 Region,” the company said on its status page. “We have identified the root cause as an issue with AWS Lambda, and are actively working toward resolution.”
Users report that the AWS Management Console home page is also unavailable.
Companies including Weblow, Chatbase and Cloudsmith reported degraded performance or full outages. Other businesses suffering include Goodreads, Story Origin, Option Research, DCU Center, Decent.xyz, Simplecast, and Mobile Assistant.
Tech publication The Verge said that it could not update its homepage, while the Burger King app is reportedly unusable.
Many Amazon Web Services users reported outages Tuesday afternoon, according to Downdetector. Outage reports totaled 11,740 over the last 24 hours, with most taking place within the last 90 minutes.
The reports were characterized as 46% website, 40% AWS Console and 14% hosting.
“I can confirm we’re currently investigating the increased error rates and latencies,” stated Amazon Web Services on Twitter.
This is a list of the most critical AWS outages that happened over the years since this cloud provider was created. As it turned out, even that AWS exists since 2006, it’s not a long list! Let’s review it together…
AMAZON S3 AVAILABILITY EVENT (GLOBAL)
JULY 20, 2008
This event affected the Amazon S3 availability soon after releasing European regions, where a root cause is related to an invalid state that was replicated between servers (a single bit corruption). This resulted in severe degradation of the gossip protocol and disallowed the completion of user’s requests.
On April 21st, Amazon experienced a large outage in AWS US-East which they describe here. This outage was highly publicized because it took down or severely hampered a number of popular websites that depend on AWS for hosting.
Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing unit of Amazon, reported its “network device issues [are]resolved” after suffering a major outage on Updated December 7, 2021, leaving thousands of users unable to access huge portions of the internet, including a broad range of apps.
The outage, which caused slow loading or access failures, began at around 11 a.m. ET and was largely concentrated along the East Coast, according to the company.
It explained, “We are seeing impact to multiple [Amazon Web Services] APIs [application programming interfaces] in the US-EAST-1 Region.”
“We are now working towards recovery of any impaired services,” an Amazon update said later.
AWS is a cloud computing service that allows companies to rent computing, storage and network capabilities, which is why the outage has shut down or slowed access to such a wide variety of sites and apps across the internet.
Users reported problems logging on to not just Amazon’s products — Amazon.com, Prime Video, Alexa AI and Kindle — but also Netflix, Venmo, Disney+, Ring, Roku, Duolingo, Chime, Fidelity Investments and NPR’s own news apps.