Amazon Web Services, the cloud hosting platform behind many popular apps and websites, is having issues right now in multiple regions.
The current issues with Yik Yak appear to be related to an Amazon AWS outage. Our Yaks are working to get things fixed!
— Yik Yak (@YikYakApp) July 31, 2015
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Gary Vaynerchuk was so impressed with TNW Conference 2016 he paused mid-talk to applaud us.
According to Down Detector, the issues started at 1:46AM ET.
Amazon’s status page only reports issues in the North Virginia region right now, though comments are pouring in on Twitter and Hacker News that it’s more widespread.
Ironically, today is “sysadmin appreciation day,” yet sysadmins around the world are getting out of bed to fix problems related to this outage.
We’ve contacted Amazon for comment on what caused the outage and will update when we hear back.
Update: As of 3:57 AM it appears services are coming back online.
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