Amazon’s cloud service network outage causes havoc

Amazon’s cloud service network outage causes havoc

UNDATED (AP) — A problem with Amazon’s system to provide computer services in the cloud left many businesses, governments and universities in the dumps. The outage in Amazon Web Services yesterday disabled a host of companies, including The Associated Press, for hours. The problem was centered in the eastern U.S., with issues beginning about midmorning. The outage lasted about five hours before service began to be restored. Amazon says its warehouse and delivery systems were affected by the outage, as well. Other companies hit by the outage include Delta Airlines and Toyota, as well as web-based ops like Instacart, Venmo, Kindle, Roku, Disney+ — and the McDonald’s app.

Photo: Amazon drivers wait next to their delivery vans for their logistics systems to be back online at the Amazon Delivery Station in Rosemead, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Amazon Web Services suffered a major outage Wednesday. The company provides cloud computing services to individuals, universities, governments and companies, including The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)