Amazon Web Services Outage Snarls Sites

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A service outage with some elements of Amazon.com’s Amazon Web Services is causing problems for several websites and online services on Tuesday.

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A service outage with some elements of Amazon.com’s Amazon Web Services is causing problems for several websites and online services on Tuesday.

aws status page The AWS Management Console shows problems with several services, including the AWS Support Center, AWS Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Connect (the company’s call-center offering), and Amazon (ticker: AMZN) Dynamo DB, the company’s database software service.

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downdetector, A website that tracks outages based on social media posts shows a huge spike in outage reports for AWS users over the past two hours.

direct impact of outage baron’s, in short, makes it impossible for us to post new content on your website through WordPress. The outage also forced the cancellation of a plan. baron’s Live video interview hosted on the video publishing platform BigMarker, an AWS customer.

Downdetector shows the outage is affecting a range of consumer-facing Amazon services, including Amazon’s home page, Alexa, Amazon Prime Music and Amazon Prime Video. Other affected sites apparently include Coinbase Global (COIN), Chewy (CHWY), Roku (ROKU), Venmo, Walt Disney (DIS) Disney+ and FanDuel.

Amazon referred the inquiry on the outage to the AWS status page. “This will be updated regularly as we work to resolve the situation,” the company said. “Everything we know will be posted there.”

Amazon shares rose 2.8% to $3,524.07, amid a broader market rally.

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