Amazon Crash Triggers Internet Crashes Across New York, Nation
NEW YORK CITY – A massive blackout has hit New Yorkers and others across the country who use Amazon’s web services.
“So amazon is down for everyone here (NYC),” @BrieJ_official tweeted. “How long can we expect this to happen? “
Tuesday morning and afternoon’s blackout left customers struggling to use Instacart, Venmo, Kindle, Roku, Disney +, among others, the Associated Press reported.
Amazon.com and Amazon Web Services, a cloud-based service used by many small and medium-sized businesses, encountered problems during the outage, according to Failure detector.
“We have identified the root cause and are actively working on the recovery,” said a post on the Amazon Web Services site.
Some companies that use Amazon Web Services include:
Aon, Adobe, Airbnb, Alcatel-Lucent, AOL, Acquia, AdRoll, AEG, Alert Logic, Autodesk, Bitdefender, BMW, British Gas, Baidu, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Canon, Capital One, Channel 4, Chef, Citrix, Coinbase , Comcast, Coursera, Disney, Docker, Dow Jones, European Space Agency, ESPN, Expedia, Financial Times, FINRA, General Electric, GoSquared, and Guardian News & Media.
Also, Harvard Medical School, Hearst Corporation, Hitachi, HTC, IMDb, International Center for Radio Astronomy Research, International Civil Aviation Organization, ITV, iZettle, Johnson & Johnson, JustGiving, JWT, Kaplan, Kellogg’s, Lamborghini, Lonely Planet , Lyft, Made.com, McDonalds, NASA, NASDAQ OMX, National Rail Inquiries, National Trust, Netflix, News International, News UK, Nokia, Nordstrom and Novartis.
Also, Pfizer, Philips, Pinterest, Quantas, Reddit, Sage, Samsung, SAP, Schneider Electric, Scribd, Securitas Direct, Siemens, Slack, Sony, SoundCloud, Spotify, Square Enix, Tata Motors, The Weather Company, Twitch, Turner Broadcasting , Ticketmaster, Time Inc., Trainline, Ubisoft, UCAS, Unilever, US Department of State, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, UK Department of Justice, Vodafone Italy, WeTransfer, WIX, Xiaomi, Yelp, Zynga and Zillow.
Patch editor Beth Dalbey contributed to this report.