December 7, 2021 – AWS is the underlying infrastructure for a good portion of the web. As such, the degradation of their services is affecting MANY sites and services. These include, but are not limited to Control4’s 4Sight platform, social media websites, cloud software providers including practice management and accounting programs, and much more. Directly affected are Amazon’s own services including Ring, Alexa, and their shopping/shipping services. If you are having an issue online, chances are it is related to this ongoing issue.
Here are some links which provide more information, including details about today’s outage: https://apnews.com/article/amazon-web-services-outage-978394126305
The AWS services dashboard: https://status.aws.amazon.com/
Downdetector is a good source showing many sites which are reporting related issues: https://downdetector.com/
Here at Network Solutions, Inc., we don’t rely on any AWS platforms, so our services are unaffected.