An Amazon outage shows how dependent we are


Amazon shows it rules the roost

Not only are they so big they can get around the global supply chain crunch by building their own containers and putting them on their own planes, but they also take down thousands of web services when their cloud hits a grey patch.

Their ‘us-east-1’ region of Amazon Web Services went out for hours this week crippling a wide range of apps likes Tinder, Coinbase and Disney+ but also smart home services like self-cleaning cat litter boxes and Roomba vacuums!

Amazon’s own operations were also halted when their internal apps went down too.