Attendees at an Amazon.com annual cloud computing convention
Salvador Rodriguez | Reuters
Amazon’s cloud-computing unit on Tuesday was hit with an outage that took down some web sites and companies.
A notice on Amazon Web Services’ standing web page stated it was experiencing issues with sure APIs and the AWS Management Console. The issues are impacting AWS’ primary US-East-1 area hosted in Northern Virginia, so not all customers could also be experiencing outages.
“We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 Region,” in keeping with the discover, which was posted late morning on Tuesday. “We have identified root cause and we are actively working towards recovery.”
Among the companies that reported issues because of the outage had been Disney’s streaming subscription service, Disney+, Netflix, Slack, inventory buying and selling app Robinhood and Coinbase, the biggest cryptocurrency alternate within the U.S.
The outage additionally introduced down important instruments used inside Amazon. Warehouse and supply employees, together with drivers for Amazon’s Flex service, reported on Reddit that they could not entry the Flex app or the AtoZ app, making it unattainable to scan packages or entry supply routes.
Amazon sellers additionally reported they had been unable to entry Seller Central, an inner web site used to handle buyer orders.
AWS representatives could not instantly affirm whether or not the outage took down inner apps utilized by employees.