By Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7
Online superstore Amazon.com went offline Wednesday evening (June 23) for unknown reasons. Amazon.com also has a storage network Amazon S3 which provides storage for numerous online sites via data centers in the United States, Ireland and Singapore providing online storage globally.
Update #1: A Twitter report that Amazon.com is down in some places but up in others. @hwhankins: @Hawaii247 Amazon is only down from some places, the Los Angeles area can’t get it but Las Vegas can.
Update #2: Hawaii 24/7 confirms that Amazon.com is indeed online but may be unavailable in Hawaii and Los Angeles due to a network switch failure. The website does work if outside of Hawaii. Amazon.com is not the only site affected by this network failure but surely one of the biggest. The site is reachable via a proxy server.
Can anyone else out there comment if it’s up or down in your city/state?
Update #3: A network failure in Los Angeles which Timer-Warner’s Road Runner service ties into seems to be the problem. Cable modem users are reporting problems accessing sites but Hawaii 24/7 can confirm that Amazon.com, Target.com the Hawaii County website and others are accessible via AT&T’s network but not via Road Runner.
Update #4: The network has been repaired and websites are now accessible again.