Amazon S3 web-based storage has experienced issues over the past couple of hours. This translates into downtime for websites, businesses, web-services and apps that are relying on AWS services.
AWS S3 outage as of now, has been resolved according to their official AWS Services Status dashboard. Amazon has issued an update stating that they has identified the root cause of the problem and working on implementing the fix which will solve and prevent the issue.
So far, the only affected region is the US-EAST-1. For those who are running their services elsewhere such as Asia Pacific, Europe and South America won’t suffer from this outage.
Funny part in all of this is that the health status dashboard used to indicate the status of AWS services was also disrupted since they are also relying on their own AWS services which suffered from this outage. The dashboard has so far also been fixed and is now reflecting real-time state of the services.
[RESOLVED] Increased Error Rates for Amazon S3
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.
In today’s world, more and more business opt for could solutions such as AWS. They provide highly flexible, industrial grade infrastructure at a competitive price. Their servers are the ones that run Netflix, Instagram, Spotify and many other major internet businesses.