AWS Outage Cripples Parts Of The Internet As Amazon Scrambles To Fix Root Cause
As such, if you've suffered an outage of a favorite app or service today, it was probably because Amazon is having troubles at datacenter(s?) in the US-EAST-1 region. Smack at the top of the Amazon Web Services' Service Health Dashboard is a notification that Amazon is "seeing impact to multiple AWS APIs in the US-EAST-1 region." Whatever the specific issue is, it's affecting Amazon's ability to actually monitor and fix whatever the problem is too, which is why things are still somewhat buggered across the web.
Reports indicate that the services affected by the today's outage include Roku's media services, Coinbase, dating app Tinder, Disney Plus, and cash transfer apps Venmo and Cash App. Some big game services went offline too, including
It's surprising that it's already afternoon as we write this and yet the company hasn't completely resolved the issue—whatever it is—but things do seem to be coming back online. For its part, Amazon says it has "identified the root cause" and is "actively working towards recovery," so we suspect it'll be all sewed up here shortly.