Home Internet Amazon Web Services Issue Leaves Part of the Internet in Disarray

Amazon Web Services Issue Leaves Part of the Internet in Disarray

169
0
SHARE
Parts of Amazon Web Services experienced an outage on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Leon Neal / Getty Images

There’s no reason to throw your computer out the window.

If you’ve noticed some websites have been loading slowly or not at all, you’ll be relieved to know it’s not you or your machine.

The culprit is an Amazon Web Services issue, which has caused “increased error rates” for east coast based websites Tuesday afternoon.

It’s unclear what caused the issue. Amazon said in an update that they are continuing “to experience high error rates” in the affected area. The company said they “believe we understand root cause, and are working on implementing what we believe will remediate the issue.”

Parts of Amazon Web Services experienced an outage on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Leon Neal / Getty Images

Amazon Web Services is Amazon’s cloud storage company, which is used by many large companies, including Netflix and Expedia, and also relied on by small businesses to keep their web operations running smoothly.

The outage showed just how much many popular websites rely on Amazon Web Services.

“It’s kinda terrifying how much of the internet is down because of the AWS outage right now,” one person wrote.

While the outage may have caused some headaches, other people chose to see humor in the situation, even offering a suggestion to Amazon

article source

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.