Major Amazon outage causes temporary internet frenzy

A major and unexpected outage in Amazon’s cloud computing network resulted in significant disruption to many businesses and services on Tuesday, Dec 7th. This outage impacted a large variety of businesses ranging from airline reservations, auto dealerships, payment applications, and streaming services. The outage first presented itself around 10:45 AM ETM in the US-East-1 AWS hosted in Virginia, and slowly continued to trickle across AWS. Amazon has not yet come forward with what the prime cause of the outage was but has continued to release updates on all mitigations being made to restore AWS to a full recovery.