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Amazon Web Services (AWS) network is down, resulting in wide ranging internet outages

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is down, resulting in significant internet outages. (Image source: Amazon)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is down, resulting in significant internet outages. (Image source: Amazon)
A major chunk of the Amazon Web Service (AWS) network is down, resulting in global internet issues. The issues are affecting Amazon’s in-house services like Alexa, as well as other sites like Facebook. Amazon says that it is working to get all the services back online.

A significant part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) network is down, leading to widespread outages of internet services. According to DownDetector, the issues first started creeping up at 12:00 ET/15:30 GMT on December 6. Subsequently, users across the globe started reporting internet problems. 

Amazon acknowledged the issues soon after on the AWS Service Health Dashboard and responded,” 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. We have identified root cause of the issue causing service API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 Region, and are starting to see some signs of recovery. We do not have an ETA for full recovery at this time.”

In addition to Amazon services like Alexa and Prime Video, sites such as Facebook are also experiencing problems. The outages are due to AWS services like Amazon DynamoDB suffering from out-of-the-ordinary API error rates. Similarly, AWS Management Console, which clients use to manage their AWS services, is also suffering from error issues.

At the time of writing, Amazon has successfully resolved most of the problems. But, as mentioned on the AWS Service Health Dashboard, the company is still trying to achieve full recovery of all web services.

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Fawad Murtaza, 2021-12- 8 (Update: 2021-12- 8)