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The failure of Amazon Internet Providers is inflicting issues for Roku, Adobe


Amazon's cloud computing service suffered an outage on Wednesday that took some websites and services out of service.

A notice on the Amazon Web Services status page indicated that there were problems with Kinesis, the service that handles large streams of data and causes "increased error rates" for a number of websites. The outage also affected the ability to post updates on the status page.

"We are continuing to work to resolve the issue affecting the Kinesis Data Streams API in the US-EAST-1 region," said a statement released late Wednesday afternoon. "We continue to see improvement in failure rates for Kinesis and several affected services, but expect full recovery to take several hours."

Services reporting issues as a result of the outage included Amazon's smart security subsidiary Ring, Roku, software maker Autodesk, fintech lending firm Affirm, Target's ship delivery service, and that operated by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Subway status site. Tribune Publishing properties Baltimore Sun and Chicago Tribune also reported bugs.

Large AWS customers like Apple, Slack, and Netflix didn't seem to have any problems due to the outage.

This is the first major outage that disrupted many customers since 2017, when issues began to arise in the same US EAST-1 region and some websites went offline.

– CNBC's Jordan Novet contributed to this report.


Katherine Clark