Large parts of the Internet suffered from long-lasting problems after several outages took large parts of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) network out of service. Data from the real-time fault monitoring service DownDetector saw the incident begin at around 12:00 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. GMT, with thousands of users reporting issues in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Along with Amazon.com, other major websites including Facebook and Disney Plus, and many more, appeared to be having issues, alongside Amazon services like Alexa, Prime Video, Ring, and Chime.
How was the downtime detected? There are a number of online services that proactively track whether popular websites are up or down. This is a variation of website monitoring services, which is especially useful for website builders or those new to web hosting.
Amazon’s official dashboard was updated throughout the day with messages confirming the outage.
The issues appear to be centered on the AWS US East-1 region, hosted in Virginia, with some users in other regions not seeing any outages.
Services affected include EC2, Connect, DynamoDB, Glue, Athena, Timestream, and Chime and other AWS services in US-EAST-1, with increased API error rates seen across the board.
The outages focus on a number of core AWS services, including increased API error rates with Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, as well as Amazon Connect, which handles contact center calls.
The AWS Management Console and AWS Support Center both also show “increased error messages” across all territories.
The AWS Management Console acts as a central hub for customers to access their AWS suite of services, enabling them to manage the full range of cloud computing and cloud storage.
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