Update, December 22, 9:00 a.m. ET: Amazon says the issue has been resolved
What you need to know
- Amazon Web Services is experiencing another outage.
- The latest outage appears to be limited to the U.S. East Coast.
- Some of the services impacted by the outage include Fortnite, Hulu, Quora, Slack, and Imgur.
Amazon Web Services appears to have gone down for the third time this month. The latest outage is causing networking connectivity issues for some users on the U.S. East Coast. As per data from DownDetector, the outage has affected a number of popular services including Hulu, Coinbase, Imgur, and Slack. Amazon says the outage was caused by a "loss of power within a single data center" in the U.S. East Coast region.
Amazon Web Services posted the following update on its service health dashboard (opens in new tab) at 8:01 AM ET:
Amazon Web Services experienced a nearly six-hour-long outage on December 7. The outage affected various popular services that rely on the cloud system — including Disney+, Prime Video, Amazon Alexa, Netflix, and payments app Venmo. Just eight days later, AWS went down again, affecting services like Twitch, Xbox Live, and DoorDash.
Update (9:00 a.m. ET) ― AWS is now back to normal
Amazon Web Services issued a new update at 8:39 AM ET, confirming that power has been restored to "all instances and network devices within the affected data center." All services that were affected by the brief outage should now be back to normal.
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