Amazon’s AWS restores service after third outage in a month

By Michael Tobin | Bloomberg

Amazon.com Inc.’s online services business suffered at least its third outage in the past month, knocking a number of websites offline, but service was restored by Wednesday morning.

Users of Amazon Web Services began reporting network connectivity problems at its US-East-Region 1 facility in Northern Virginia around 7:35 a.m. New York time Wednesday, and technicians began addressing the problem in less than an hour. Normal service was restored before 10 a.m., according to Amazon’s service health dashboard.

Users reported problems accessing websites such as Walt Disney Co.’s Hulu video streaming service, cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase Global Inc. and investment manager Fidelity Investments, according to Downdetector.

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