(CMR) Problems with some Amazon Web Services cloud servers are causing slow loading or failures for several popular sites. Amazon’s network of data centers powers many websites, and any problem has massive rippling effects, The Verge has reported.
People started noticing problems at around 10:45 am ET. There are reports of outages for Disney Plus streaming and games like PUBG, League of Legends, and Valorant. There are also problems accessing Amazon.com and other Amazon products like the Alexa AI assistant, Kindle eBooks, Amazon Music, Chime, or Ring security cameras.
Amazon also provides cloud computing services to many governments, universities, and companies. However, it is not known how they are affected. The Verge said the DownDetector list of services with spikes in their outages includes Tinder, Roku, Coinbase, and Cash App and Venmo.
There are reports from network admins about errors connecting to Amazon’s instances and the AWS Management Console that controls their access to the servers. Amazon’s official status page has been updated with messages confirming the outage.
8:49 AM PST We are experiencing elevated error rates for EC2 APIs in the US-EAST-1 region. We have identified the root cause, and we are actively working towards recovery.
We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 Region. We have identified the root cause, and we are actively working towards recovery. This issue affects the global console landing page, which is also hosted in US-EAST-1. Customers may be able to access region-specific consoles by going to https://console.aws.amazon.com/. So, to access the US-WEST-2 console, try https://us-west-2.console.aws.amazon.com/
It appears that the problems are focused on the US-EAST-1 AWS region hosted in Virginia, so users elsewhere may not see as many issues.