A number of internet services, including our website, are affected by an outage in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud server setup. According to the AWS Health Dashboard, multiple services in the US-East-1 region experienced degradation starting at around 3PM ET.
The latest update from Amazon at 5PM ET states that “Many AWS services are now fully recovered and marked Resolved on this event. We are continuing to work to fully recover all services.”
While hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, our own Mitchell Clark noticed the outage as it impacted Burger King’s mobile app. Downdetector shows that people have reported issues with McDonald’s and Delta Air Lines which may be related, and the Taco Bell app is also broken.
IT workers on Reddit and Hacker News report that they are unable to access consoles to troubleshoot the issues they are facing.
Due to the outage, the front page of our site is not updating automatically. While we implement a workaround for that, some other parts of the site may not update for the time being.
Update June 13th, 5:12PM ET: Added latest update from AWS and video explaining how much of the internet it hosts.