Amazon website goes down around the world straight for 2 hours. On Monday, several users reported the issues with the site according to the outage-tracking website iswebupordown starting from about 1 PM EST.
The Amazon website has now resolved the issue more or less but the outage lasted roughly two hours. In the meantime, over a thousand users reported around 11,000 incidents approximately.
In December 2021, a similar but massive outage occurred and disrupted Amazon’s cloud services, affecting several sites as well.
Some of these sites included Amazon itself, Disney +, Netflix, Robinhood, and other apps. Other services that used AWS like Amazon’s Ring security cameras, mobile banking app Chime, and robot vacuum cleaner maker iRobot also experienced outages.
An Amazon spokesperson told TechRadar via email, “The AWS Health Dashboard reported AWS operating normally on June 13th with no issues related to the performance of Amazon services,”
The overall effect of this sudden outage is mainly affecting consumers and site users and it has become quite often occurrence.
However, we have noticed that if more of the internet is owned by, or is linked to a single entity like Amazon Web Services (AWS), even the slightest outage could take out seemingly other sites and apps too.
Last year, an AWS outage proved that even for a single day, how crippling disruption to Amazon’s cloud service could be on the rest of the internet. It’s a major issue.