The Internet Broke Today
What Happens When Amazon Web Servers S3 Goes Down?
One of the world’s leading internet hosting providers reported issues that caused many websites and apps to stop working Tuesday. Amazon Web Services S3 servers reported issues in the Northeast just after 1p.m.
At 2:17 pm Amazon Web Services tweeted,
“S3 is experiencing high error rates. We are working hard on recovering.”
While they are actively working on things the Twitter universe is going crazy with questions…
Our Favorite Tweets – Amazon Web Servers S3
We’ll be sure to keep you updated, so feel free to follow us on Twitter (@IMCLongIsland) for all of the funny tweets we can find; plus an update when the issue is finally resolved!
What Sites are Effected by the Amazon Web Services Outage?
Quite a few from what we can tell… but here’s a quick list:
- Buffer (this one broke our hearts around here…)
- Yahoo Webmail (again Yahoo???)
- Alexa is struggling to stay online (say it isn’t soo!!!!)
- Nest’s app was unable to connect to thermostats…
- Various YouTube linked apps
Companies that use Amazon Web Services also include: Pinterest, AirBnB, Netflix, Buzzfeed, Spotify!!!!! Though they aren’t completely down, they have experienced some slowdowns.
Today’s websites typically pull from multiple databases in the cloud; which means entire websites shouldn’t be down. For that reason, entire websites rarely go down but various part of them may take a long time to load or not load at all, leaving broken links or images or lack of functionality. Hence the above list of websites who aren’t totally down, but functionality is struggling.
So What Does Amazon Web Services Have to Say?
To Stay Up to Date with the Latest Amazon Web Services Issues
They are keeping their Twitter Feed updated; so follow them on Twitter @awscloud. Don’t panic, take a walk, breathe, or maybe even take an Office Brain Break – it’s Amazon, they will be back up in no time!
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