What you need to know
- Facebook, Alexa, Disney+, and more are all suffering right now.
- The issue appears related to an Amazon Web Services outage.
Update, December 7 (8:00 pm ET): Amazon has released a statement saying that it cannot provide an ETA for full recovery.
Update, December (10:50 pm ET): Amazon says it has resolved all of the "network device issues."
If you're wondering why you can't access Facebook, Ring, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video, and more online services, you aren't the only one. At the time of writing Downdetector lists a whole raft of services as experiencing issues — and it all seems to be thanks to Amazon Web Services.
Amazon has confirmed that it experiencing an issue and that some customers might be able to access region-specific consoles to try and work around the issue while things are fixed properly.
We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 Region. We have identified root cause and we are actively working towards recovery. This issue is affecting the global console landing page, which is also hosted in US-EAST-1. Customers may be able to access region-specific consoles going to https://console.aws.amazon.com/. So, to access the US-WEST-2 console, try https://us-west-2.console.aws.amazon.com/
That might suggest that those who aren't impacted are already accessing services via other geographic locations and it's likely these outages aren't impacting 100% of users as a result.
It sure doesn't look great, though!
Fingers crossed for a quick fix here. You can follow along on the AWS Service Health Dashboard to see how things are progressing.
Update, December 7 (8:00 pm ET) — Amazon has released a statement saying that it cannot provide an ETA for full recovery.
Amazon has released a statement saying that it has made "significant recovery in the US-EAST-1 Region." They did not specify when they will make "full" recovery of its services.
"We have executed a mitigation which is showing significant recovery in the US-EAST-1 Region," Amazon said. "We are continuing to closely monitor the health of the network devices and we expect to continue to make progress towards full recovery. We still do not have an ETA for full recovery at this time."
Update, December 7 (10:50 pm ET) — Amazon says it has resolved all of the "network device issues."
As reported by AppleInsider, Amazon has released another statement saying that the "network device issues" that caused the outage have been resolved.
While Amazon says that the "network devices issues" have been resolved, it is working "toward recovery of any impaired services." Remaining issues should be completely resolved shortly.
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