On Tuesday afternoon, a widespread outage in Amazon Web Services (AWS) caused problems for a great number of popular websites.
When companies use AWS to host their websites and other apps, AWS generates money.
The downtime lasted for almost two hours, but the business claims it has fixed the problem.
The status page said, “We are continuing to work to fully recover all services.”
Immediately, our technical teams became involved and started investigating,” the AWS health dashboard said. We rapidly isolated the problem to a malfunction in the system in charge of capacity control for AWS Lambda, which was the direct source of customer issues.
According to Reuters, AWS Lambda is a service that allows users to execute software without the need to administer the underlying servers.
Media news outlets including The Associated Press and The Boston Globe were among the many sites down due to the widespread outage. The Associated Press and other news outlets reported being unable to access their servers on the day that former president Donald Trump was being arraigned in a Miami court.
In addition, it caused havoc with fast food delivery applications like McDonald’s, Burger King, and Taco Bell.
Downdetector, a website that tracks downtime, reports that in addition to Nike and Hulu, other popular services such as DoorDash, Delta, and a slew of others also had difficulties.
In December of 2021, just as Amazon users were ramping up their Christmas shopping, the service went down again.