Amazon AWS Outage

15 Feb

Looks like quite a few (if not all) of the Amazon AWS services are down or performance is significantly degraded this morning. This is the first significant outage since we started using S3 to serve images for Currently we serve about 1500 image requests per second across About 80-100 per second are served through S3; the rest being served from our local caches. When the outage occurred, our systems detected the errors and automatically sent the requests normally bound for S3 to local image servers that we use for backup and failover purposes. The outage is currently going on 2+ hours. I wonder what impact, if any, this will have on AWS. It seems like quite a few folks are using S3 and EC2 as their sole source of computing power and storage. I wonder if these folks will move to more traditional hosting providers where there are formal SLAs, support, etc.

UPDATE: Looks like after about 2.5 hours of downtime, things are starting to come back online over at Amazon.

UPDATE: I guess there is a SLA for S3.

8 Responses to “Amazon AWS Outage”

  1. bentrem February 18, 2008 at 4:11 am #

    … and RIM failure ?what? 5 days ago.

    Is there some kind of shake-out happening?

  2. PuReWebDev April 30, 2008 at 11:48 pm #

    Happens rarely, but I gotta say for the most part Amazon is always up and running for us, and I actually have several hundred Amazon sites to worry about. Another great reason to use caching. Good luck with your S3 work.


  3. I agree with author

  4. dizin January 9, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    tam anlamıyla anlatımı yokmu?


  1. Amazon Web Services first complete outage (AWS S3, EC2, SQS, …) « viralfriends - February 15, 2008

    […] Posted in web20. Tags: amazon, aws, ec2, s3, sqs, […]

  2. Amazon’s AWS Outage This Morning « Raanan Bar-Cohen - February 15, 2008

    […] automatically deal with the outage this morning with no impact to our users. Our systems wrangler Barry has a post about it: Currently we serve about 1500 image requests per second across About 80-100 per […]

  3. Amazon S3 Outage | Robert Accettura’s Fun With Wordage - July 20, 2008

    […] Varnish. There’s a brief description here, and a more detailed breakdown here. According to Barry Abrahamson, does 1500 image requests per second across and 80-100 are served through S3. They […]

  4. I don’t trust anyone’s cloud either. Screw it, I’ll run my own. » Joe’s Tech Blog - July 17, 2009

    […] in the cloud computing space like Amazon S3, Google and WordPress suffer downtime….more than once, it’s gotta make you wonder if the Internet-addicted public can deal with momentarily losing […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: