BREAKING: Amazon AWS Is Having A MAJOR Outage

The Amazon AWS status page is listing a major outage. This was the first posting that the cloud provider posted at 9:37 AM today:

We are seeing impact to multiple AWS APIs in the US-EAST-1 Region. This issue is also affecting some of our monitoring and incident response tooling, which is delaying our ability to provide updates. We have identified the root cause and are actively working towards recovery. 

It’s actually worse than that. AWS powers a huge part of the Internet. So if you have a Ring smart home system, cameras, and Alexa speakers, you have a problem as they likely don’t work. On top of that, if you want to watch Hawkeye or some other show on Disney+, you will likely have issues doing that as well as Disney+ is hosted on AWS. In fact, games like PUBG, League of Legends, and Valorant don’t work either. Not to mention Tinder, Roku, Coinbase, both Cash App and Venmo are down too. And finally, Amazon is having issues delivering stuff as they themselves are powered by AWS. And the list goes on from there.

Expect this outage to last a very long time given that it has gone on for most of the day.

UPDATE: As of 50 minutes ago, this was the posting on the AWS Status Page:

[3:03 PM PST] Many services have already recovered, however we are working towards full recovery across services. Services like SSO, Connect, API Gateway, ECS/Fargate, and EventBridge are still experiencing impact. Engineers are actively working on resolving impact to these services.

UPDATE #2: The outage appears to be largely over as per this:

[4:35 PM PST] With the network device issues resolved, we are now working towards recovery of any impaired services. We will provide additional updates for impaired services within the appropriate entry in the Service Health Dashboard.

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