Amazon outage hits customers; online shopping platform, Gizmodo, Disney, Venmo affected

    • After the Amazon outage,  services were affected at its online shopping platform, Gizmodo, Disney, Venmo.
    By: AFP
    | Updated on: Dec 08 2021, 01:21 IST
    Amazon noted the impacts were centered in the eastern United States and that the outage also affected
    Amazon noted the impacts were centered in the eastern United States and that the outage also affected "monitoring and incident response tools." (REUTERS)
    Amazon noted the impacts were centered in the eastern United States and that the outage also affected
    Amazon noted the impacts were centered in the eastern United States and that the outage also affected "monitoring and incident response tools." (REUTERS)

    A partial outage on Tuesday hit Amazon's cloud-computing business, which powers many of the online sites people rely on, affecting some of the tech giant's many customers. The e-commerce colossus's Amazon Web Services (AWS), used by firms to store data without having to manage their own servers, reported "we have identified the root cause and are actively working towards recovery."

    It noted the impacts were centered in the eastern United States and that the outage also affected "monitoring and incident response tools."

    According to the specialist website Gizmodo, Amazon's online shopping platform, the streaming service Disney and the payment application Venmo were affected by the outage.

    Twitter's new boss Parag Agrawal was to deliver live-streamed remarks, but the company said his talk would be recorded and replayed after an "AWS network connection issue."

    A giant outage of Amazon's cloud-computing network in the United States in November 2020, which impacted large users such as media companies, was triggered by an effort to upgrade capacity.

    In the meanwhile, Reuters reported that Amazon.com Inc's services including Amazon Web Services, Prime Video, and its namesake e-commerce website were down for thousands of users, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com on Tuesday.

    Downdetector, which showed there were more than 9,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Amazon, tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform.

    Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Adele Fans Thwarted by Amazon Outage Delaying ‘30' Tour Pre-Sale

    After half a decade of waiting, Adele fans have to wait a few more hours to buy tickets to her next tour.

    A widespread outage that affected Amazon.com Inc. and all of its cloud services on Tuesday morning hit ticket-sale platform Ticketmaster, delaying the pre-sale window for Adele's new tour by four hours. Popular websites like Coinbase, Robinhood and Netflix also experienced problems.

    Adele is scheduled to make her stage comeback with a tour in support of her November album “30” in July 2022, five years after concluding her last world tour.

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