Amazon Server Outage Causes Problems with Several Web Services, Including Disney +, Ring, and Prime | Scientific and technological news

Thousands of internet users around the world have encountered problems due to an Amazon server failure.

Many Amazon services such as Prime Video, its eponymous website, and applications that use Amazon Web Services (AWS) have been affected.

Amazon said the outage was likely due to issues with the application programming interface (API), which is a set of
protocols for building and integrating application software.

Downdetector shows that 11,347 Amazon Web Services outages were reported in the United States at 4:15 p.m.

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“We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 region. We have identified the root cause and are actively working on recovery,” Amazon said in a report on its Service Health Dashboard. .

“This issue affects the Global Console landing page, which is also hosted in US-EAST-1,” he added.

The dashboard showed that “increased error rates” had been identified in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Several websites use AWS including Ring Security Cameras, Chime mobile banking app, Tinder, and Disney +, with Downdetector indicating issues have been recorded with all of them.

The site, which tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources, showed 1,191 issues with Amazon Web Services were reported just after 4 p.m. in the UK.

However, by 7:25 p.m. that number had dropped to 258.

In the United States, it showed that 11,347 problems had been recorded at around the same time and by 7:30 p.m. the figure was almost 4,000.

In June, websites such as Reddit, Amazon, CNN, PayPal, Spotify, Al Jazeera Media Network and The New York Times were hit by a widespread one-hour blackout linked to US content delivery network provider Fastly, a small rival of AWS. .

In July, Amazon experienced a disruption in service to its online stores, which lasted nearly two hours and affected more than 38,000 users.

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