Major Amazon Web Services outage crashes several sites, apps | Connecticut News
(Gray News) – An Amazon Web Services outage Tuesday shut down many popular apps, sites and other internet services.
The cloud computing service has millions of customers, according to its site. The website DownDetector.com, which tracks reports of outages, showed a spike for Amazon, Prime Music and Ring, as well as the McDonald’s and Instacart apps, Disney+ and many others.
It also affected the content management system used by Gray Television to update its stations’ websites.
The outage happened around 10:30 a.m. ET. Some sites were still experiencing issues hours later.
AWS reported multiple issues on its service health dashboard but stated it had identified the root cause and was working toward a recovery of service. It did not have an estimated time when everything would be fully operational, but some services have since showed signs of restoring.
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