UPDATE: 11:26 PT / 14:26 ETGMT – The official AWS dashboard has published the following statement: “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.
“The root cause of this issue is an impairment of several network devices in the US-EAST-1 Region. We are pursuing multiple mitigation paths in parallel, and have seen some signs of recovery, but we do not have an ETA for full recovery at this time. Root logins for consoles in all AWS regions are affected by this issue, however customers can login to consoles other than US-EAST-1 by using an IAM role for authentication.”
Large parts of the internet are suffering widespread issues after multiple outages took down large parts of Amazon Web Services (AWS) network.
According to data from real-time outage monitoring service DownDetector, the incident began at roughly 12:00 ET/15:30 GMT, with thousands of users having registered problems across Europe, Asia and the US.
Along with Amazon.com, other major websites including Facebook and Disney Plus, and more appear to be suffering issues, alongside Amazon services such as 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. They are a variant of website monitoring services, particularly useful for those into website builders or web hosting novices.
Amazon’s official status dashboard has been updated 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.
Among the services impacted are EC2, Connect, DynamoDB, Glue, Athena, Timestream, and Chime and other AWS Services in US-EAST-1, with increased API error rates seen across the baord.
The outages are centred 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.
AWS Management Console and AWS Support Center are also both showing “increased error messages” across all territories.
AWS Management Console acts as a central hub for customers to access their suite of AWS services, allowing them to manage the full gamut of cloud computing and cloud storage.
This is a breaking news story, and will be updated as we get more information…
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