An Amazon server outage is causing problems for Alexa, Ring, Disney Plus, and others

an amazon server outage is causing problems for alexa

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Problems for some of Amazon’s AWS cloud servers are causing slow loading or failures for significant chunks of the internet. The company’s widespread network of data centers powers many of the things you interact with online, including this website, and people started noticing problems at around 10:45AM ET.

There are reports of outages for Disney Plus streaming, PUBG, and Amazon’s own products like Kindle ebooks, Amazon Music, or Ring cameras. The Down Detector list of services with spikes in their outage reports runs off nearly any recognizable name: Tinder, Roku, Coinbase, both Cash App and Venmo, and the list goes on.

There are reports from network admins everywhere about errors connecting to Amazon’s instances and the AWS Management…

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