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Prolonged Server Outage Takes Down a Big Chunk of the Internet



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Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s internet infrastructure service that is the backbone of many websites and apps, experienced a major outage Wednesday affecting a large portion of the internet.

It seems the issue is fairly widespread, as a number of apps and services have posted on Twitter about how the outage is affecting them, including Roku, Flickr, Adobe Spark, Pocket, and Glassdoor. Several online news organizations have also said they are having issues with publishing stories due to the outage. is also showing spikes in user reports of problems with many Amazon services.

AWS is one of the most widely-used cloud computing services in the world, so any issues can have major ripple effects for other web services and apps.

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