Prolonged AWS outage has taken down a big chunk of the internet

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s internet infrastructure service that is the backbone of many websites and apps, has been experiencing a multi-hour outage on Wednesday that is affecting a large portion of the internet. And a full recovery might still be a few hours away, according to the company’s latest update. “We continue to work towards recovery of the issue affecting the Kinesis Data Streams API in the US-EAST-1 Region,” Amazon said in a 3:15PM ET statement on its AWS Service Health Dashboard. “We also continue to see an improvement in error rates for Kinesis and several affected services, but expect full recovery to still take up to a few hours.” In a 5:25PM ET update to the dashboard, the company reiterated that a full recovery... Continue reading…

Prolonged AWS outage has taken down a big chunk of the internet
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s internet infrastructure service that is the backbone of many websites and apps, has been experiencing a multi-hour outage on Wednesday that is affecting a large portion of the internet. And a full recovery might still be a few hours away, according to the company’s latest update.

“We continue to work towards recovery of the issue affecting the Kinesis Data Streams API in the US-EAST-1 Region,” Amazon said in a 3:15PM ET statement on its AWS Service Health Dashboard. “We also continue to see an improvement in error rates for Kinesis and several affected services, but expect full recovery to still take up to a few hours.” In a 5:25PM ET update to the dashboard, the company reiterated that a full recovery...

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