Amazon is having a bad day.
After reeling from technical glitches that prevented many shoppers from accessing bargains on Prime Day, the company’s biggest shopping day, the company announced another outage that makes it harder for Amazon Web Services customers to control their usage.
The outage is unusual, and is not a positive sign for the market-leading cloud for hosting applications. Amazon’s biggest cloud competitors, Google and Microsoft, also occasionally run into issues affecting availability. It’s not yet known whether the two outages are related.
“We are currently experiencing intermittent errors accessing the AWS Management Console when using account login credentials.” Amazon said at 5:10 pm Eastern Time. That console is how customers can control their use of AWS resources from the web.
The company also noted that “The underlying AWS services and console logins using IAM users are operating normally.”
At that time, if a person entered account information to log on to the AWS Management Console, the person would receive an error message with a picture of a dog — just like the error messages people have seen on Amazon.com on Monday in connection with Prime Deal discount promotions.
Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the AWS issues.
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Amazon cloud hits snags after Amazon Prime Day downtime