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Amazon Web Services experienced widespread outages on Tuesday, affecting thousands of users across various websites and streaming platforms.

AWS provides cloud computing services to many governments, universities and companies. The outage affected Amazon’s ability to deliver regular updates while addressing the problem.


“We are looking NS A notice on Amazon Web Services’ status webpage reads, “Impact to multiple AWS APIs in the US-EST-1 region.” This issue is also affecting some of our monitoring and incident response tooling, which is delaying our ability to provide updates. ,

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The notice later said the root cause had been identified and that Amazon was “actively working towards recovery.”

“We have recognized [the] Service API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 region are starting to see the root cause of the problem and some signs of recovery. We have no ETA for a full recovery at this time.”

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Doug Madory, director of internet analysis at network intelligence firm Kentick Inc., told the Associated Press that the outage began at midday on the US East Coast.

“AWS is the largest cloud provider and us-east-1 is their largest data center, so any disruption has a big impact on many popular websites and other Internet services,” Madori said.

Madori said he didn’t believe the outage was anything nefarious. He said a spate of recent outages at providers hosting major websites demonstrates how the networking industry has evolved.

Downdetector.com, which tracks outages from various websites and service providers, showed incidents of about 30,000 people reporting problems with Amazon. According to the website, people trying to use Instacart, Venmo, Kindle, Roku and Disney+ have reported problems.

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Customers trying to book or change trips with Delta Air Lines were having trouble connecting to the airline.

“Delta is working rapidly to restore functionality to our AWS-supported phone lines,” said spokeswoman Morgan Durant. The airline apologized and encouraged customers to use its website or mobile app instead.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines said it switched to West Coast servers after being affected by some airport-based system outages. Southwest spokesman Brian Parish said there were no major disruptions to flights.

Amazon’s Ring security cameras, mobile banking app Chime and robotic vacuum cleaner iRobot were also affected by the outage.

Ring had earlier tweeted that it was aware of the company’s service disruption.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding,” the company said.

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The extent to which the federal government was affected is unclear. Granthshala Business has reached out to Amazon for more information and will update this story accordingly.