Concurrent problems interrupt services at several exchanges

On Friday, the American Stock Exchange experienced its first hour of connectivity issues. This started at 3:30 p.m. ET and lasted roughly an hour.

After midnight, when employees at the London Stock Exchange began to experience connectivity issues, the exchange told CNBC that delays would continue until 4:30 a.m. ET on Saturday.

Employees at Google are experiencing connectivity issues. This started at 11:38 p.m. ET on Friday and is continuing to cause some delays to move data.

In Toronto, CenturyLink had a major problem with its online conference system at about midnight. The outage led to long delays for attendees.

In Brazil, employees at the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange are having problems with connectivity issues and slow transfers from the NYSE/Arca Aecio and Bovespa platforms.

The failure continues. Employees at NYSE Euronext BNL and NYSE Group Europe had issues with connectivity at 5:24 a.m. ET on Saturday.

A number of employees at Chicago Mercantile Exchange are having connectivity issues for AT&T Broadband, according to the office of the Chief Operating Officer for Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Another major outage during the week lasted about 30 minutes and affected more than a dozen Amazon web services.

Amazon servers became unavailable around 6:30 p.m. Friday, affecting their Amazon Public Cloud infrastructure along with other AWS services. This happened as Amazon’s DynamoDB continued to experience critical downtime for customers. The downtime event was not supposed to have lasting impacts to customers but the clouds were down for nearly 45 minutes.

Whole Foods stores in California were forced to close as Amazon began their switch from distribution and fulfillment businesses to brands and selling them online. Some users reported that Whole Foods locations in San Antonio, Texas and Burbank, California were unable to process or issue refunds.

This was not the first outage for the Seattle-based tech company. In September of 2017, Amazon was forced to hold systems offline for more than an hour.

So what’s causing all of these issues and when will they be fixed? We’ll have to wait and see.

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