AWS Experience a Temporary Suspension of Internet Services

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  • The outage is experienced in some US regions,
  • AWS is working on the recovery of normal operations,
  • Affected companies are always posting about this issue on Twitter.

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s internet infrastructure service that carries the heaviest traffic of many websites and applications, has been experiencing an outage that is affecting the normal operations of the internet. Starting at 5:25 PM ET on 25 November 2020, the recovery of the operation might take a long time than the expected.

In the US-EAST-1, the Kinesis Data Streams API was affected, Amazon says that it was working towards the restoration of this issue. After 2 hours on its, Amazon posted on its Service Health Dashboard that they were still working for the improvement in error rates for Kinesis and others affected services, sympathizing users that the recovery might take few hours. After 2 more hours, the company stated that it was observing the cause of this outage.

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AWS is the backbone of a large number of websites and applications, a lot of people managing applications, services and applications they appeared on Twitter concern the issue of this outage. Meanwhile, this temporary suspension of internet connections is not only experienced by 1 part of the US-EAST-1, the Kinesis Data Streams API but a lot of applications, websites and services were affected too. Thus including Adobe Anchor, Autodesk, Capital Gazette, Coinbase, DataCamp, Getaround, Glassdoor, Flickr, iRobot, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pocket, RadioLab, RSS Podcasting, Tampa Bay Times, The Washington Post just to mention a few.

As one of the commonly recognized cloud computing services in the world, AWS’s challenge to recover the normal operations is largely affecting other services, applications and websites to run as they are expectedimba to. Many companies are being affected by this outage, and this might cause a lot of confusion between AWS and the API or other services providers since they did not find out the main issue that causes this outage.

People have changed their lifestyles while much of the time is being spent on the internet, for ideas, knowledge, entertainment and social life, hence the internet is the key to all those services. AWS should therefore be clear to the companies affected companies and individuals who depends on its services, helping them with advice since the cause of this temporary suspension of internet services is not yet found.

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