ralphart writes "The Northern Virginia datacenter for Amazon Web Services appears to be having a major outage that affects EC2 services. The Amazon Forums are full of reports of problems. Latest update from the status page: 2:49 AM PDT We are continuing to see connectivity errors impacting EC2 instances, increased latencies impacting EBS volumes in multiple availability zones in the US-EAST-1 region, and increased error rates affecting EBS CreateVolume API calls. We are also experiencing delayed launches for EBS backed EC2 instances in affected availability zones in the US-EAST-1 region. We continue to work towards resolution."