Participants in an Amazon.com annual cloud computing conference
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Amazon’s cloud device was hit on Tuesday by a power outage that took down some sites and services.
A message on the status page of Amazon Web Services said that it had issues with certain APIs and the AWS Management Console. The problems affect AWS ̵[ads1]6;most important US-East-1 region hosted in Northern Virginia, so not all users may experience power outages.
“We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 region,” according to the report, which was released late Tuesday morning. “We have identified the root cause and we are actively working towards improvement.”
Among the services that reported problems due to the power outage were Disney’s power subscription service, Disney +, Netflix, Slack, the stock trading app Robinhood and Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States.
The power outage also led to critical tools being used in Amazon. Warehouse and delivery workers, along with drivers for Amazon’s Flex service, reported on Reddit that they did not have access to the Flex app or the AtoZ app, making it impossible to scan packages or access delivery routes.
Amazon sellers also reported that they did not have access to Seller Central, an internal website used to manage customer orders.
AWS representatives could not immediately confirm whether the power outage took down internal apps used by workers.