Amazon Web Services seeing widespread outages, impacting major websites: reports – National | Globalnews.ca

2021-12-07 23:01:37

Amazon Web Services is facing a major outage that’s impacting websites and services for universities, governments and companies, according to The Associated Press.

The Associated Press is also impacted by the outage, they said in a tweet. Downdetector — a website that tracks outages — showed more than 14,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Amazon.

“We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 Region,” Amazon said in a report on its service health dashboard, adding that it has identified the cause and was working to resolve the issue.

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This would be the third outage for the company this year.

AWS provides servers, storage, email and a number of other services to these platforms — effectively keeping large parts of the internet running. The outage is impacting user access to a wide variety of platforms.

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— with files from Reuters, The Associated Press




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