(The Hosting News) – Popular sites such as Reddit, Foursquare, Quora, and HootSuite are all facing technical difficulties due to Amazon server failure. All three sites rely on Amazon’s cloud computer service known as Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon servers began failing in the early hours of the morning.
In a statement posted on their website, popular social news site Reddit stated, “Amazon is currently experiencing a degradation. They are working on it. We are still waiting on them to get to our volumes. Sorry”.
Other services on Amazon’s Service Health Dashboard are facing problems as well. Some of these include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and Amazon Rationale Database.
In an update released earlier this morning, Amazon stated, “We can confirm connectivity errors impacting EC2 instances and increased latencies impacting EBS volumes in multiple availability zones in the US-EAST-1 region. Increased error rates are affecting EBS CreateVolume API calls. We continue to work towards resolution.”
Amazon continues to work towards fixing the problem.
You can view the current statuses of different Amazon services at the Amazon Web Services Health Dashboard: http://status.aws.amazon.com/