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Many websites affected by Amazon Web Services outage for hours

The company said Amazon’s cloud service network was down on Tuesday, disrupting access to many popular websites. The service provides remote computing services to many governments, universities, and companies, including The Associated Press. Five hours after many other companies and organizations began reporting problems with Amazon Web Services, the company said in a post on the AWS status page that it had. “mitigate” the underlying problem responsible for power failures. Soon after, it reported that “many services were restored” but noted that others were still working on a full recovery. Doug Madory, director of internet analytics at Kentik Inc, a cyber intelligence firm – among them Amazon’s e-commerce operations. operations also crashed due to AWS shutdown. Rocha added that the company is “working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.” Customers trying to book or change trips with Delta Air Lines experienced problems connecting to the airline. “Delta is working rapidly to restore functionality to our AWS-enabled phone lines,” said spokeswoman Morgan Durrant. The airline apologized and encouraged customers to use its website or mobile app instead. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines said it had switched to servers on the West Coast after several systems at the airport were affected by the outage. Customers are still reporting issues to DownDetector, a popular clearinghouse for user outage reports, more than three hours after they started. Southwest spokesman Brian Parrish said there were no major disruptions to flights. oyota spokesman Scott Vazin said the company’s eastern US region for dealership service has been shut down. The company has applications for accessing inventory data, monthly billing calculators, service newsletters, and other items. More than 20 apps were affected. Additionally, according to DownDetector, people trying to use Instacart, Venmo, Kindle, Roku, and Disney+ have reported problems. The McDonald’s app also stopped working. But American, United, Alaska and JetBlue airlines are not affected. Kentik saw a 26% drop in traffic to Netflix, among the major web-based services affected by the outage. He said the recent series of power outages at providers that host major websites reflect how the networking industry has evolved. “More and more of these outages are the result of automation and centralization of governance,” he said. Technologist and public data rights activist Carl Malamud says outages are hard to avoid entirely due to operational complexity but are impactful when they do occur. “The distributed network has no central point of failure, making it resilient to mass disasters such as nuclear attack – that has been distorted by Big Tech. “When we put everything in one place, whether it’s Amazon’s cloud or Facebook’s monolith, we’re violating that basic,” said Malamud, who developed the internet’s first radio and later put the U.S. Exchange and Security Commission’s critical database online. “We saw that when Facebook became the tool of a massive disinformation campaign, we just saw it today with Amazon’s debacle.” It’s not clear how or if the outage affects the federal government. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency said in an email in response to questions that it is working with Amazon “to understand any potential impact this outage could have on the industry.” released to federal agencies or other partners.”

The company said Amazon’s cloud service network was down on Tuesday, disrupting access to many popular websites. The service provides remote computing services to many governments, universities, and companies, including The Associated Press.

About 5 hours after many other companies and organizations began reporting problems with Amazon Web Services, the company said in a post on the AWS status page that it had “mitigated” the underlying issue causing it. outage problem. Soon after, it reported that “many services were restored” but noted that others were still working on a full recovery.

It said the issue primarily affects Amazon web services in the eastern US. Doug Madory, director of internet analytics at Kentik Inc, a cyber-intelligence firm that includes Amazon’s e-commerce operations.

In a statement, Amazon spokesman Richard Rocha confirmed that Amazon’s warehouse and delivery operations have also experienced issues due to the AWS outage. Rocha added that the company is “working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.”

Customers trying to book or change trips with Delta Air Lines experienced problems connecting to the airline. “Delta is working rapidly to restore functionality to our AWS-enabled phone lines,” said spokeswoman Morgan Durrant. The airline apologized and encouraged customers to use its website or mobile app instead.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines said it had switched to servers on the West Coast after several systems at the airport were affected by the outage. Customers are still reporting issues to DownDetector, a popular clearinghouse for user outage reports, more than three hours after they started. Southwest spokesman Brian Parrish said there were no major disruptions to flights.

Toyota spokesman Scott Vazin said the company’s US East region in terms of dealer service has gone down. The company has applications for accessing inventory data, monthly billing calculators, service newsletters, and other items. More than 20 apps were affected.

Also according to DownDetector, people trying to use Instacart, Venmo, Kindle, Roku, and Disney+ have reported problems. The McDonald’s app also stopped working. But American, United, Alaska and JetBlue airlines are not affected. Kentik saw a 26% drop in traffic to Netflix, among the major web-based services affected by the outage.

Madory says he doesn’t believe the shutdown is nefarious. He said the recent series of power outages at providers that host major websites reflect how the networking industry has evolved. “More and more of these outages are the result of automation and centralization of governance,” he said. “This leads to power outages that are difficult to completely avoid due to the complex but very impactful operation when they occur.”

Technologist and public data access activist Carl Malamud says the outage highlights the original design goal of the Internet – to be a distributed network with no central point of failure, making it ability to withstand mass disasters such as nuclear attack – has been disfigured by Big Tech.

“When we put everything in one place,” says Malamud, who developed the internet’s first radio station and later brought the important U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission database online. be it Amazon’s cloud or Facebook’s monolith, we’re violating fundamentals. “We saw that when Facebook became the tool of a massive disinformation campaign, we’re seeing it today with Amazon’s debacle.”

It’s not clear how or if the outage affected the federal government. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency said in an email in response to questions that it is working with Amazon “to understand any potential impact this outage could have on the industry.” released to federal agencies or other partners.”

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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