Wednesday, 1 March 2017
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Amazon Web Service AWS S3 Goes Down

Amazon Web Service AWS S3 Goes Down

Amazon Web Service AWS S3 Goes Down. Many websites and Apps were affected.


According to  Amazon dashboard its services was down due to increase error rates. and its working the issue with its S3 web hosting services based out of Northern Virginia.

Amazon S3 is used by over 148,000 websites, over 171,000 unique domains. Its still under investigation about these issues, might its kind of Cyber Attack. But officially its not confirmed.

The impact shown in top websites like Slack, Grammarly, Quora, Giphy, Trello, Imgur, Mailchimp and many other App services.

Some of the services was restored at 5 PM ET.

What is Amazon S3?

Amazon Simple Storage Service is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites.


Currently Amazon fixes error rates for Amazon S3 as follows update:


Update at 2:08 PM PST: As of 1:49 PM PST, we are fully recovered for operations for adding new objects in S3, which was our last operation showing a high error rate. The Amazon S3 service is operating normally.

Update at 1:12 PM PST: S3 object retrieval, listing and deletion are fully recovered now. We are still working to recover normal operations for adding new objects to S3.

Update at 12:52 PM PST: We are seeing recovery for S3 object retrievals, listing and deletions. We continue to work on recovery for adding new objects to S3 and expect to start seeing improved error rates within the hour.

Update at 11:35 AM PST: We have now repaired the ability to update the service health dashboard. The service updates are below. We continue to experience high error rates with S3 in US-EAST-1, which is impacting various AWS services. We are working hard at repairing S3, believe we understand root cause, and are working on implementing what we believe will remediate the issue.

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