Amazon web services outage disconnects Netflix, Disney +, and many websites in parts of the US – deadline

A large number of websites and streaming services were taken offline this morning by an Amazon Web Services outage.

When contacted by Deadline, an AWS representative referred questions to a status page, which listed “increased error rates” in many parts of AWS. “We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 region,” according to a statement on the status page. “We have identified the root cause and are actively working on recovery. This issue affects the Global Console landing page, which is also hosted in US-EAST-1. “

Major Netflix and Disney + streaming outlets operate on AWS and have seen service discontinued for some subscribers. The blackout also affected the UBS Technology Media and Telecommunications conference, which is being held virtually this week. An opening session at noon ET with Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge has been rescheduled until Wednesday.

Reports of AWS issues first surfaced mid-morning today Eastern Time. According to the Down Detector website, reports on AWS peaked around 11 a.m. ET and then declined significantly within 90 minutes. In addition to the East Coast, reports were coming from cities like Atlanta and LA.

Amazon Web Services has experienced issues before, most recently in November 2020.

Harnessing web services has been a key part of Amazon’s rise to power as a technological powerhouse. Andy Jassy led AWS on its way to becoming CEO of All Amazon earlier this year.

In addition to AWS’s many third-party customers, a number of Amazon’s offerings like its Ring Smart Doorbell system, Alexa voice recognition, and Prime Video have also experienced issues.

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