Widespread AWS outage affecting multiple internet services
User reports indicate that there are issues at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Because Amazon Web Services is down, there is a widespread outage of internet services.
Amazon Web Services provides a number of services for web-based applications. The most well-known services are Amazon S3, an online storage service, and EC2, a remote compute or cloud computing platform. Amazon.com, the online retailer, creates and operates Amazon Web Services.
⚠️ There is a widespread outage of internet services, caused by Amazon Web Services being down.
If you can't connect to Apex Legends, this is why. pic.twitter.com/4Pn8zwhQmX
— Alpha Intel (@alphaINTEL) December 15, 2021
The Amazon server farm network powers more services than you can imagine, but the most visible sign of trouble is that Twitch, the Amazon-owned live-streaming platform, is currently unavailable to the majority of us. “We are aware of several issues affecting Twitch services,” the company’s support account says in a tweet. There have also been reports of service outages for League of Legends, Valorant, DoorDash, Duo, Slack, and other services.
That looks like a pretty serious AWS outage? https://t.co/JVVnmLx0fh pic.twitter.com/C25WdwfbhC
— David Clinch (@DavidClinchNews) December 15, 2021
A message on the AWS Status page says, “We are investigating Internet connectivity issues to the US-WEST-1 and US-WEST-2 Region.”
Disclaimer: This article is not the official guide to the AWS outage but is based on the author’s research or own personal experience.
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