Amazon is having another massive server outage, and it’s taken down Twitch

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Amazon Web Services barely finished the postmortem on last week’s incident that interrupted deliveries and shut off feeds from security cameras, and now it appears AWS is having problems again. While last week’s outage was in the US-EAST-1 region, reports suggest connections to the company’s US-West servers are failing.

We are aware of several issues affecting Twitch services.

Our team is aware and hard at work fixing them – we’ll continue to update you, here.

— Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport) December 15, 2021

The network of Amazon server farms powers more services than you can imagine, but the most visible sign of trouble is the fact that Twitch, the Amazon-owned livestreaming platform, is currently inaccessible for most of us. A tweet from its support account says, “We are aware of several issues affecting Twitch services.” There are also reports of disconnections for services like League of Legends, Valorant, DoorDash, Duo, Slack, and more.

A message on the AWS Status page says, “We are investigating Internet connectivity issues to the US-WEST-1 and US-WEST-2 Region.” The last outage lasted several hours before things returned to normal. We’ve reached out to Amazon and will update this article when more information is available.

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