Amazon's AWS hit again, affecting third-party services

(Reuters) -Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday that its cloud service, Amazon Web Services, is facing internet connectivity issues in two regions on the U.S. West Coast. 

  AWS, which is a public cloud service provider, supports online infrastructures of many companies including Netflix. 

  AWS's dashboard showed that it was investigating internet connectivity issues in the "US-West-1 and US-West-2" regions. 

  According to Downdetector.com, services at Netflix, Slack, Amazon's Ring and DoorDash were also down. This indicates that the outage could be widespread. 

  Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. 

  Amazon's live-streaming site, Twitch, also said its services were facing several issues. 

  A major outage disrupted Amazon's cloud services for several hours last week that resulted in Netflix, Disney+, Robinhood and a slew of other services being inaccessible, including Amazon's e-commerce website. 

  (Reporting by Chavi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta and Maju Samuel) 

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