Amazon Web Services outage takes down part of internet

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A widespread outage in the eastern part of the U.S. could be to blame.

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The outage is affecting Amazon Web Services, which provides internet infrastructure to many websites and apps including Amazon’s Ring doorbell, video game League of Legends and Sirius XM satellite radio.

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Before noon on the East Coast, Amazon said a programming interface for its Kinesis Data Streams product was “severely impaired,” according to the Amazon Web Services website. 

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Amazon said it was “continuing to work toward a resolution” of the errors that were disrupting cloud software.

Businesses including Roku, Flickr, Adobe Spark, Autodesk and Shipt warned customers on Twitter that they were having problems.

Amazon is one of the major providers of cloud-computing services, which have become even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic as more employees work from home and more people spend non-work hours at home.

Cloud services offered by Google and Microsoft have also experienced interruptions in recent months.



While other companies are shrinking, Amazon is growing. The company said Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, that it is seeking to hire 33,000 people for corporate and tech roles in the next few months.


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While other companies are shrinking, Amazon is growing. The company said Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, that it is seeking to hire 33,000 people for corporate and tech roles in the next few months.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Amazon Web Services outage takes down part of internet

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