Amazon’s web-hosting platform suffered a major outage Tuesday, taking down major websites such as Facebook, Netflix, Disney+ and Venmo.
Amazon Web Services (AWS), which provides cloud-computing services to individuals, companies and governments, started receiving reports of outages as early as 10:17 a.m. ET, according to DownDetector, a site that tracks online issues.
“Reports indicate there may be a widespread outage at Amazon Web Services, which may be impacting your service,” the website reads.
Some 27,500 reports had been received as of 12:02 p.m., showing problems throughout North America, Europe and Asia, DownDetector reported — including with streaming services Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon’s own Prime Video, which all depend on AWS servers to operate.
Outages were also reported by users of apps like McDonald’s, Venmo, Facebook and Tinder, according to DownDetector.
Amazon shoppers said they had major issues too.
“Christmas is canceled,” one peeved user tweeted. “Amazon down worldwide.”
Parts of the Associated Press’ network also went dark. The organization’s newsroom platform was down Tuesday afternoon, showing users a screen notifying them of a “server error” in the application.
Reached for comment Tuesday, an Amazon spokesperson referred The Post to its Service Health Dashboard, which indicated the company had identified the problem.
“We are seeing impact to multiple AWS APIs in the US-EAST-1 Region,” Amazon Web Services said. “This issue is also affecting some of our monitoring and incident response tooling, which is delaying our ability to provide updates. We have identified the root cause and are actively working towards recovery.”
Some users may still experience issues logging into the platform, Amazon said in a separate update.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––about:blank
Internet users on the East Coast, including in New York, Boston and Washington, DC, were particularly impacted, according to a DownDetector map of the user-submitted problem reports.
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