back to article Alexa muted, Twilio taps out, and Bitbucket kicks the, er, bucket amid AWS data center hiccup

Problems at an Amazon Web Service data center in Virginia today are being blamed for outages affecting some major websites and online services today. Amazon said its highly popular US-East region has been dropping packets all morning, US West Coast time, thanks to an unidentified connectivity problem with Direct Connect. That' …

  1. Nate Amsden

    more like

    "A network outage with a cloud provider is causing connectivity issues for our products & services. Our TEAM is waiting for our cloud provider to get everything back up & running"

    (had to change the wording a bit due to a browser plugin that automatically changes the phrase the with cloud to my butt)

  2. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge
    Big Brother

    Why not come right out and say it?

    AWS has gone AWOL and is TITSUP...

  3. Paul

    availability zones

    And now we find out how many companies blindly use Amazon without reading the documentation and understanding they need to use multiple availability zones!

    1. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge

      Re: availability zones

      Like, er, Amazon itself, apparently! (At least the Alexa team.)

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The Cloud...

    Other people's computers you have no control over

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: The Cloud...

      Wherein lies cuckoo land

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I thought TheReg's wasn't permitted to say anything critical of AWS/Amazon ? :-)

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