Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s Internet infrastructure service, which is the backbone of many websites and applications, is experiencing a severe outage affecting much of the Internet.
“Kinesis experienced increased error rates this morning in our U.S.-East-1 region, which affected some other AWS services,” Amazon told The edge. – We’re working on a solution. Ironically, in a statement from the AWS Service Health Dashboard, Amazon said the problem had obviously “affected the ability to publish updates” to this dashboard.
The problem appears to be fairly widespread, as a number of apps and services have posted on Twitter about how the AWS shutdown will affect them, including Anchor, owned by Roku, Flickr, Adobe Spark and Spotify.
We are working to resolve this quickly. We are affected by the widespread AWS shutdown and we hope our customers become operational soon. Most streams should work as expected during this time.
– Roku support (@RokuSupport) November 25, 2020
[status] Identified: Members receive an “Oops, something went wrong” error when they sign in or try to create an account due to a current AWS shutdown. We are monitoring the situation and will continue to share information here … https://t.co/drGhoVfYMv
– Flickr Help (@FlickrHelp) November 25, 2020
Amazon AWS downtime is currently affecting Adobe Spark, so you may have trouble accessing / editing projects. We are actively working with AWS and will report when the issue subsides. https://t.co/uoHPf44HjL about the current Spark status. We apologize for the inconvenience!
– Adobe Spark (@AdobeSpark) November 25, 2020
Hi, yes, Anchor is currently down due to a temporary shutdown of the AWS service. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please note that we are working to restore the website as soon as possible. As soon as this is corrected, we will make a report.
– Anchor (@anchor) November 25, 2020
@RSS one of the companies affected by the shutdown of the AWS system. Login and uploads are being processed. This does not affect the delivery and distribution of episodes. Public podcast sites are also available. New uploads will continue after the issue is resolved.
– RSS Podcasting (@rss) November 25, 2020
Hello. At this time, we are unable to remove the Line A Alert from our website and application due to the widespread outage of Amazon AWS. There are no more trains in Brooklyn. Updates will continue to be posted here.
– NYCT subway. Wear a mask. (@NYCTSubway) November 25, 2020
Unfortunately. Our payment processor (Paddle) is currently experiencing issues (apparently due to AWS). Hopefully we will be online again soon.
– Rogue Amoeba (@RogueAmoeba) November 25, 2020
Downdetector.com has also jumped in user reports of problems with many Amazon services.
AWS is one of the most widely used cloud computing services in the world, so any problem can have a significant wave effect on other web services and applications. The shutdown in 2017 affected companies such as Trello, Quora and IFTTT.