If you’ve noticed problems today using services such as Alexa, the McDonalds Mobile app, Disney+, Netflix, or Ring — you’re not alone.

It’s not your ISP having problems. It’s not your house’s wi-fi equipment either.

Amazon Web Services, also known as AWS, is experiencing major service disruption today at their East Coast data center. AWS is primarily known for providing services such as managed web hosting servers used by small businesses, governments, and major corporations alike to run the internet programs we’ve come to depend on. When AWS servers go offline, it means that when you try to stream a video or load an application that depends on those AWS servers, you’ll be greeted with stuck loading screens and service errors. Nobody wants that!

I personally have built mobile apps and desktop software that depends on AWS in the past. Speaking from experience, this is a rough day to be in the technology world.

Rest assured, some of our world’s smartest minds are in the proverbial trenches right now working to get these servers back online. As AWS is critical internet infrastructure, you can be sure that the staff are pulling out all the stops to fix this problem and bring everything back online as quickly as possible.

In the mean time, I recommend advice from one of my favorite philosophers, Star Wars’ Obi Wan Kenobi: “Patience”. It won’t be long and they’ll have these issues sorted out!

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