Amazon Web Services outage causes issues for Disney+, Netflix, Coinbase

  • Amazon's cloud-computing unit on Tuesday was hit with an outage that took down some websites and services.
  • A notice on AWS' status page confirmed it was experiencing issues in the "US-East-1 Region."
  • The outage brought down popular services like Disney+ and Coinbase, along with critical internal tools at Amazon like its Flex and AtoZ apps used by warehouse and delivery workers.

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Amazon's cloud-computing unit on Tuesday was hit with an outage that took down some websites and services.

A notice on Amazon Web Services' status page said it was experiencing problems with certain APIs and the AWS Management Console. The issues are impacting AWS' main US-East-1 region hosted in Northern Virginia, so not all users may be experiencing outages.

"We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 Region," according to the notice, which was posted late morning on Tuesday. "We have identified root cause and we are actively working towards recovery."

Among the services that reported issues as a result of the outage were Disney's streaming subscription service, Disney+, Netflix, Slack, stock trading app Robinhood and Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the U.S.

The outage also brought down critical tools used inside Amazon. Warehouse and delivery workers, along with drivers for Amazon's Flex service, reported on Reddit that they couldn't access the Flex app or the AtoZ app, making it impossible to scan packages or access delivery routes.

Amazon sellers also reported they were unable to access Seller Central, an internal website used to manage customer orders.

AWS representatives couldn't immediately confirm whether the outage took down internal apps used by workers.

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