Amazon Web Services is currently having an outage, taking a chunk of the internet down with it.
Several AWS services were experiencing problems as of early Wednesday, according to its status page. That means any app, site or service that relies on AWS might also be down, too. (As I found out the hard way this morning when my Roomba refused to connect.)
Amazon says the issue is largely localized to North America. The company didn’t give a reason for the outage, only that it was experiencing increased error rates and that it was working on a resolution. The irony is that the outage is also affecting the company’s “ability to post updates to the Service Health Dashboard,” so not even Amazon is immune from its own downtime.
So far a number of companies that rely on AWS have tweeted out that they’re experiencing issues as a result, including Adobe and Roku.
An Amazon AWS outage is currently impacting Adobe Spark so you may be having issues accessing/editing your projects. We are actively working with AWS and will report when the issue has subsided. https://t.co/uoHPf44HjL for current Spark status. We apologize for any inconvenience!
— Adobe Spark (@AdobeSpark) November 25, 2020
We are working to resolve this quickly. We are impacted by the widespread AWS outage and hope to get our customers up and running soon. Most streaming should work as expected during this time.
— Roku Support (@RokuSupport) November 25, 2020
We do apologize for the inconvenience! Unfortunately, the issue is stemming from an AWS server outage, which is affecting many companies. We hope that the issue is resolved soon!
— Shipt (@Shipt) November 25, 2020
We’ll keep you updated as this outage continues. On the bright side TechCrunch is still up, so here are a few things to read.
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