Jun 14, 2023

Amazon server outage makes some websites go dark

Amazon Web Services experienced a wide-reaching outage on Tuesday afternoon, which affected countless major websites. AWS is a cloud computing offering that makes money by charging businesses to host websites and other applications. The AWS health dashboard said, "Our engineering teams were immediately engaged and began investigating. We quickly narrowed down the root cause to be an issue with a subsystem responsible for capacity management for AWS Lambda, which caused errors directly for customers." The wide-reaching outage affected a number of websites across the internet, including media news sites like The Associated Press and Boston Globe. A similar outage hit AWS in December 2021, just as Amazon customers ramped up their Christmas purchases.

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