Hours of AWS problems disrupt numerous websites


Amazon Web Services (AWS) are suffering from extensive disruptions in the US-EAST-1 region. This affects a long line of websites, apps, streaming services and so on that rely on AWS services. The issues started late Wednesday afternoon and AWS is working to fix them. However, it should still take hours after that until everything has leveled off again.

At the core of the glitches are issues with AWS ‘Kinesis Data Streams API. This API is used by numerous AWS services that are either malfunctioning themselves or that work, but can display incorrect information about their status. The latter is the case, for example, with EC2 instances. For customers whose AutoScaling is not doing as it should, AWS points out the possibility of manual adjustments in AutoScaling Groups.

Status of the disruptions at AWS in North America at around 11 p.m. CET

(Bild: AWS/Screenshot)

The list of impaired online offers is long. The celebrities include 1Password, Adobe Spark, Autodesk, Coinbase, Flickr, Meetup, Pokémon Go, Roku, RSS Podcasting, and the Washington Post. Depending on the structure, the problems are limited to certain regions of the earth. For example, Adobe Spark claims that it is affected in North, Central and South America. While Adobe’s Data Science Workspace and Data Foundation were back on their feet after four and a half hours, the difficulties with Behance, Lightroom, InDesign, Portfolio, Spark, XD still persist after seven hours.

After Information from Amazon vom Mittwochabend sind folgende AWS-Dienste gestört: ACM, Amplify Console, API Gateway, AppMesh, AppStream2, AppSync, Athena, AWS Signer, Batch, CodeArtifact, CodeGuru Profiler, CodeGuru Reviewer, CloudFormation, CloudMap, CloudTrail, Cognito, Connect, DynamoDB, Elastic Beanstalk, EventBridge, Glue, IoT Services, Lambda, LEX, Macie, Managed Blockchain, Marketplace, MediaLive, MediaConvert, Personalize, RDS Performance Insights, Rekognition, Resource Groups, SageMaker, Support Console, Well Architected und Workspaces.

In addition, there were increased error rates for the AWS Web Application Firewall in the EU-WEST-1 region for almost two hours.


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