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Feb 28, 2017

Amazon Web Services are Experiencing Downtime

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Amazon Web Services having Downtime

Amazon Web Services are Experiencing Downtime

So as you may be aware Amazon’s Web Services specially with Amazon S3 and Elastic Web Services have been having trouble since around since 12:00 PM on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

According to Amazon S3 Web Services have been reporting high error rates in AWS-East1 Region. (North Virginia) Many services that rely on Amazon Services like American Airlines iOS App, IFTTT, Quora, and many others are unable to serve up their websites or static assets like (png, jpg, jpeg, gifs, mp3, mp4 etc) From what we can remember this is not the first time that Amazon Web Services have had connectivity issues however this is the first time for 2017. A little early isn’t it? Either way, these types of things do happen and no one cloud computing service is safe. For someone that has worked in IT for years nothing is ever 100% that includes up-time and site availability of assets.

Here are a few tweets that I enjoyed following everything that is going on today. I honestly do understand how stressful this time is with personal and business accounts however it’s important to take a step back and realize how important the diversification of web services is. No body at this time is immune and we are all hurting even myself (with my own static images on the site) the only thing that is saving me is my CDN services with Cloud Flare, but hey even Cloud Flare had issues last week with that Memory Leak.

Want more news about what’s going on? Why not watch the Christmas Lights at Amazon’s Status Page:

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