Amazon’s Cloud Servers Crash Resulting in Issues for Many Popular Apps

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Amazon’s Cloud Servers Crash Resulting in Issues for Many Popular Apps

By Movieguide® Staff

Amazon, and many of its services, crashed worldwide at 10:40 a.m. ET on Dec. 7, resulting in significant chaos.

Many popular apps such as Venmo, CapitolOne, CashApp, and more experienced issues due to their reliance on Amazon’s cloud servers.

While Disney+ reportedly came back online at around 1 pm ET, Amazon also released a statement that said they found the “root cause” of the problem.

“We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 Region,” Amazon announced on its service health dashboard.

Further updates read: “We do not have an ETA for full recovery at this time.”

Unfortunately, businesses, universities, individuals, and government sites were all affected, with Amazon’s servers going dark.

The impacted companies included iRobot, Chime, CashApp, CapitalOne, GoDaddy, the Associated Press, Instacart Kindle, and Roku.

Users also noted that Amazon’s store was posing problems at checkout.

DownDetector, a site that analyzes online outages, revealed that the problem spanned North America, Europe, and Asia.

In July, Jeff Bezos’ company had a similar problem, resulting in over 38,000 user reports which indicated problems with Amazon’s online stores, according to PUNCH.

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