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Huge AWS outage affects a wide range of applications

Amazon Web Services (AWS), a leading cloud computing platform, went down in the morning hours of Wednesday. Many applications – including Anchor, Adobe Spark, Flickr, SiriusXM and Roku reported disruption caused by this outage.

“The Kinesis Data Streams API is currently impaired in the US-EAST-1 Region. This issue has also affected our ability to post updates to the Service Health Dashboard. We are continuing to work towards resolution,” Amazon has updated in its service health dashboard.

A similar outage had earlier happened three years back, when a major portion of the internet was affected.

AWS is Amazon’s treasure mine, accounting for over half of the e-commerce giant’s operating income, despite contributing just about 12% of the overall topline. AWS accounts for about 33% of the $100-billion cloud market, followed by Microsoft’s Azure and Alphabet’s Google Cloud.

A slew of popular names – including Adobe, Autodesk, Expedia, ESPN, Lamborghini, Nokia, and Samsung – run their applications with the help of AWS.  

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