Amazon Web Services (AWS) suffered a small outage, but it did not affect the Ethereum network nodes, even though they heavily rely on Amazon hosting.
On June 13, the cloud service provider temporarily stopped working for about three hours. At 12:08 p.m. PDT, the company reported for the first time that he was “investigating increasing error rates and latencies” in parts of the United States.
Many major news organizations, such as the Associated Press, were affected and unable to publish articles..
Evan Van Ness, an Ethereum advocate, observed the outage, noting that the Ethereum network was not affected..
AWS is down
Ethereum is humming along unaffected
Bitcoin maxis hardest hit pic.twitter.com/9YGBXRC4CL
— Evan Van Ness (@evan_van_ness) June 13, 2023
Amazon Web Services is down, but Ethereum has not been affected. It’s the biggest blow to bitcoin maximalists. pic.twitter.com/9YGBXRC4CL
According to Ethernodes, 64.5% of the Ethereum network depends on Amazon hosting providers.
Van Ness added that the impact could have been more significant if the outage had occurred in Europe due to the amount of Ether (ETH) staked in lidowhich currently stands at around 7.1 million or 35% of the total:
“I imagine there would be some effect if AWS went down in Europe given how much Lido is staked in the cloud.”
Ethereum has previously been criticized for its centralization due to its reliance on infrastructure provider Infura, which provides network nodes to businesses and organizations.. Many of these companies, and the liquid staking platform Lido, rely heavily on AWS for cloud hosting services.
Around 20 minutes after the discovery of the problem, AWS said the root cause of the problem was connected to a service called AWS Lambda, which allows customers to run code for different types of applications..
More than three hours after AWS went down, the company reported that “the problem has been resolved and all AWS services are working normally.”at 3:37 p.m. PDT.
According to the Kinsta hosting platform, AWS has the dominant market share among cloud hosting providers at 34%.
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