“It has been reported that Amazon Web Services was briefly hit by a wide-ranging outage that has affected a number of major websites that includes New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority and Boston Globe.”
Amazon Web Services has given a new dimension to cloud computing. It is the most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud, offering more than 200 featured services from data centers globally. It has millions of customers that include leading government agencies, largest enterprises as well as the fastest growing startups.
It has been reported that Amazon Web Services was briefly hit by a wide-ranging outage that has affected a number of major websites that includes New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority and Boston Globe.
Some news organisations were unable to publish coverage of former President Donald Trump’s court appearance in Miami due to the outage. The Boston Globe stated in a tweet, “Amazon Web Services is experiencing an outage, which has affected digital publishing operations at the Globe since around 2:45 p.m. EDT.”
At around 3 p.m. ET, there were approximately 12,000 reports of issues using AWS services on outage-tracking site DownDetector, though new reports began to rapidly diminish by 5 p.m. ET.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York also tweeted that its website and app are “temporarily unavailable due to an Amazon Web Services outage.” The transit agency said it would issue Twitter alerts about train and bus service disruptions.
The dashboard reported at 5 p.m. ET that “many AWS services are now fully operational and marked Resolved on this event.” We are working hard to fully restore all services.”
By Tuesday evening, the outage had been resolved. The dashboard stated at 6:42 p.m. ET that “the issue has been resolved and all AWS Services are operating normally.”