Amazon Web Services Experiences Major Outage, Shutting Down Netflix, Disney Plus, Alexa, Ring, and Other Services and Sites

Amazon Web Services experienced an outage on Tuesday. Sopa Images

Amazon’s web-hosting subsidiary, Amazon Web Services, suffered a major outage on Tuesday morning.

Reports on the website Down Detector indicated widespread issues with AWS that affected a variety of services that depend on its servers to operate, such as Netflix, Disney+, Tinder, and Roku.

Other digital services, from the crypto-trading service Coinbase to the fast-casual restaurant chain Sweetgreen, were also experiencing outages as a result of AWS issues. Additionally, some major online games including “Valorant” and “League of Legends” appeared to be experiencing issues.

Amazon confirmed the outage and said on the AWS status page that it was “investigating increased error rates for the AWS Management Console.” By Tuesday afternoon, Amazon had yet to fix the issue. “While we have observed some early signs of recovery,” the company said, “we do not have an ETA for full recovery.”

But by Tuesday evening, Amazon said things were beginning to return to normal. In short: Things weren’t back to normal, but they were getting better.

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SOURCE: Business Insider, Ben Gilbert

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