AWS delivered a horrifying message to the technicians working the day before Thanksgiving. The US-EAST-1 region suffers from “serious disability” services.
Failure is the Kinesis Data Streams API, which is a minor part of the AWS Empire. This failure is also affecting many other services such as CloudWatch, DynamoDB, Lambda, and Managed Blockchain.
“This issue also affected the ability to post updates to the Service Health Dashboard,” admits the AWS team.
AWS confirmed that it was investigating an increase in the error rate of the Kinesis Data Streams API in US-EAST-1, and the first rumbling began around 1400 UTC today.
Kinesis is all about processing real-time data, such as telemetry from IoT devices, for those unfamiliar with the service (one of the many that AWS is willing to sell to customers). “Amazon Kinesis” beats the company, “it can handle any amount of streaming data and can process data from hundreds of thousands of sources with very low latency.”
Of course, unless it is interrupted.
The problem quickly escalated. A little over an hour later, the company posted that it was working to identify the root cause. Immediately after other services were found to be affected, such as the ability to post updates to the Service Health Dashboard.
It’s very bad.
Finally, as 1700 UTC approached, AWS faced the harsh realities of the situation and confirmed that the Kinesis Data Streams API was “severely compromised.” CloudWatch, Cognito, and EventBridge in the US-EAST-1 region are also affected by Kinesis issues.
Using an endpoint without setting a region can exacerbate the problem because AWS defaults to US-EAST-1. US-EAST-1 is the “default region for API calls” according to the company’s documentation.
I contacted AWS to find out what happened to the East Coast. Update if the cloud giant responds. Its support orifice was only able to offer an apology to affected customers.
Twitter users were the usual supporters.
AWSus-east-1 is all down pic.twitter.com/SdO5J7qoEg
— Kemal Ahmed (@carpetfortwo) November 25, 2020
Multiple companies I noticed how much I depended on They were on AWS and other users pointed out more important points.
It’s insane that every time AWS goes down, it literally destroys the entire Internet.
I’m also very concerned that a company controls 99% of the Internet on its own.
— Jeff (@JeffTutorials) November 25, 2020
AWS recognizes the US-EAST-1 “Severe Failure” service. I can’t even post updates to the service health dashboard. • Registration
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