Amazon web services outage affecting many online sites – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS / AP) – Having trouble with the internet Tuesday morning? Amazon Web Services suffered a major outage on Tuesday, the company said, limiting service to many key and popular sites.

People trying to use Instacart, Venmo, Kindle, Roku, and Disney + have reported issues. The McDonald’s app is also down.

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The company provides cloud computing services to many governments, universities and businesses, including the Associated Press.

Amazon said in an article an hour after the outage began that it had identified the root cause and “was actively working on the recovery.” He didn’t reveal more about the cause.

The outage also affected Amazon’s ability to deliver updates, he said.

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The outage began mid-morning on the east coast of the United States, said Doug Madory, director of internet analytics at Kentik Inc, a network intelligence company. -east-1 is their largest data center, so any disruption there has big impacts on many popular websites and other Internet services, ”he said.

Mador said he didn’t believe the blackout was anything bad. He said a recent cluster of outages among providers that host major websites reflects the evolution of the networking industry. “More and more, these outages end up being the product of the automation and centralization of administration,” he said. “This ends up leading to failures that are difficult to avoid completely due to operational complexity, but which have a huge impact when they do occur. “

Kentik saw a 26% drop in traffic to Netflix, among the major web services affected by the outage, Madory said. According to Down Detector, a clearinghouse for user outage reports, Delta and Southwest have been affected, but not American, United, Alaska or JetBlue.

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