AWS Tokyo outage takes down banks, share traders, and telcos

The Register: Six-hour slump for Direct Connect caused by ‘loss of networking devices’ – we’ll assume that means they broke, not that they fell behind a couch

The AP-NORTHEAST-1 region of Amazon Web Services, located in Tokyo, has endured six hours of sub-optimal performance.

The cloud colossus’s status report states that AWS Direct Connect hybrid cloud networking service had trouble connecting to resources in the region due to “failures in core networking devices”.

As of 15:30pm Pacific Time on September 1st — 7:30am in Tokyo — AWS said it was working to restore the services.

Two hours later, the company had determined that virtual private network traffic was still flowing but could not offer an estimated time for service restoration.

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