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Amazon Web Services outage brings some delivery operations to a standstill

Amazon's cloud computing unit on Tuesday was hit with an outage that took down some websites and services. A notice on AWS' status page confirmed it was experiencing issues in the "US-East-1 Region." The outage brought down popular services like Disney+ and Coinbase, along with critical internal tools at Amazon...
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Explainer: What caused Amazon’s outage? Will there be more?

Robotic vacuum cleaners wouldn’t start. Doorbell cameras stopped watching for package thieves, though some of those deliveries were canceled anyway. Netflix and Disney movies got interrupted and The Associated Press had trouble publishing the news. A major outage in Amazon’s cloud computing network Tuesday severely disrupted services at a...
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Detroit News

Amazon packages pile up after AWS outage spawns delivery havoc

An Amazon Web Services outage is wreaking havoc on the e-commerce giant’s delivery operation, preventing drivers from getting routes or packages and shutting down communication between Amazon and the thousands of drivers it relies on, according to four people familiar with the situation. Three delivery service partners said an...
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The Verge

An Amazon server outage caused problems for Alexa, Ring, Disney Plus, and deliveries

Problems with some Amazon Web Services cloud servers are causing slow loading or failures for significant chunks of the internet. Amazon’s widespread network of data centers powers many of the things you interact with online, including this website, so as we’ve seen in previous AWS outage incidents, any problem has massive rippling effects. People started noticing problems at around 10:45AM ET, and just after 6PM ET the AWS Status showed “Many services have already recovered, however we are working towards full recovery across services.”
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Boston Globe

Amazon Network Services outage leads to cancellation of parking tickets, shuts down local services in Boston

Amazon Web Services, which provides cloud computing services to many companies, governments, and universities, experienced a major outage on Tuesday that disrupted access to websites and electronic services. Amazon acknowledged the outage shortly after 12:30 p.m. Eastern time, saying it was affecting multiple application programming interfaces in the eastern United...
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Investopedia

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outage Causes Chaos

An outage in Amazon Web Services (AWS)—the cloud computing unit of Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN)—caused a raft of backlogs at the e-commerce giant's warehouses Tuesday, Dec. 7, and took down popular websites and apps, including Google, Disney Plus, Venmo, DoorDash, Inc. (DASH), Spotify Technology S.A. (SPOT), Slack, and app-based trading firm Robinhood Markets, Inc. (HOOD).
TECHNOLOGY

A Major Outage At AWS Has Caused Chaos At Amazon’s Own Operations, Highlighting Cloud Computing Risks

Updated at 8.07 pm ET to include a statement from an Amazon spokesperson and at 8.30pm ET to include AWS statement re resolving network device issues. A lengthy outage at Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing arm of Amazon, caused chaos on Tuesday for millions of users and companies along the U.S. East Coast. The mega glitch affected access to a wide range of services, including shows on Netflix and Disney+, web services from airlines such as Delta and Southwest, and payments businesses such as Venmo.
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NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

AWS Outage: Amazon Reports ‘Significant Recovery' of Services

Amazon’s cloud-service network suffered a major outage Tuesday, the company said, disrupting access to many popular sites. The service provides remote computing services to many governments, universities and companies, including The Associated Press. Roughly five hours after numerous companies and other organizations began reporting issues with Amazon Web Services, the...
BUSINESS

Business Highlights: AWS outage, banking regulator nominee

Major outage hits Amazon Web Services; many sites affected. NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s cloud-service network suffered a major outage Tuesday, the company said, disrupting access to many popular sites. The service provides remote computing services to many governments, universities and companies, including The Associated Press. For roughly five hours, companies dependent on Amazon’s web services network to run their operations struggled to find workarounds. Among them was Amazon’s own e-commerce operation. Critics said the issue highlighted the danger of centralizing too many of the internet’s key functions in single organizations. By 5 p.m. ET, Amazon said it had identified and fixed the underlying problem, but many online services took far longer to recover.
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Hot Hardware

AWS Outage Cripples Parts Of The Internet As Amazon Scrambles To Fix Root Cause

If you're an old fogey who doesn't use cloud storage (like this HotHardware writer), you may not realize how much of the internet depends on the companies that provide those services. Servers owned by large cloud service providers—such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Baidu—are the backbone of the World Wide Web these days, with thousands upon thousands of sites and services utterly dependent on these companies.
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Amazon Launches Alexa Together While Outage Hits AWS: How It Can Help Elders For Emergency Support

Amazon finally launched Alexa Together yesterday, December 7. Unfortunately, Alexa Together was launched in the midst of the Amazon Web Services outage. Alexa Together is a new subscription service from Amazon that builds on the existing Alexa Care Hub to provide a less intrusive way to use Amazon's voice assistant and accompanying Echo speakers to both assist and maintain tabs on an aging loved one or other person who requires care.
ECONOMY

Amazon Web Services dashboard goes temporarily offline

Subscribe to Fortune Daily to get essential business stories straight to your inbox each morning. The main web application supporting Amazon Web Services, the cloud-computing arm of the online retailer, went temporarily offline for some people Tuesday morning. The problems with the IT management tool began at 11:00 a.m. ET,...
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