Amazon Web Services S3 Outrage: Quora, Flippa, Trello DOWN!!

Amazon Web Services Outrage has created a havoc in the Internet world today since the last 2 hours. If you are wondering if it’s just you who is not able to access Quora, Flippa, Trello or other websites running on the AWS S3 servers, then you be rest assured. Due to the AWS S3 down status, these heavily surfed websites have gone into the mist and are just waiting for the servers to go back up.

Amazon is reporting the issue on its AWS dashboard, citing “Increased Error Rates,” which is a fancy way of saying that something is seriously broken. We decided to share some more insights and tell you the reasons and how the websites are facing the consequences because of this AWS Status Down situation.

Amazon Web Services Outrage?

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Amazon Web Services S3 is a web-based storage service which is used by some of the biggest websites on the Internet and it would not be a mistake to tell that Amazon owns the Internet more than Google. Today’s Internet outrage proved it that the AWS going down has totally the shaken the roots of the Internet world. A lot of images host their images, entire websites and apps on the AWS S3 and due to the widespread issues, they are all partially or fully broken at the moment.

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According to TechCrunch,

Amazon S3 is used by around 148,213 websites, and 121,761 unique domains, according to data tracked by SimilarTech, and its popularity as a content host concentrates specifically in the U.S. It’s used by 0.8 percent of the top 1 million websites, which is actually quite a bit smaller than CloudFlare, which is used by 6.2 percent of the top 1 million websites globally – and yet it’s still having this much of an effect.

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We have some sources and the latest update in is that even the status indicators on the Amazon Web Services page are dependent on the S3 for storage of the markers and hence the site is showing green color. They are totally monitoring the situation right now and will update more once they have something fixed.

The dashboard is fixed as of now and they have also understood the root cause of the problem and are working very hard on repairing it asap. Also, Network intelligence software provider ThousandEyes notes that all the packet loss for the ongoing issue appears to be happening in the Ashburn, VA area. Amazon has an AWS data center in Ashburn, whose exact location was revealed in a news story last year due to a fire during its construction.

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Quora is up now and fully working!

Trello is still not loading fully since all the images are not being loaded. Though it’s a good news that the Amazon guys are working super quick and acting as expected.

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We would like you to share this post and update as many friends as possible about the AWS S3 outrage and Amazon Web Services down status. We are constantly updating this post with the lives updates and twitter reactions or almost anything we have on this issue. Stay tuned for more updates, we got you covered when this thing goes back up again. Cheers!

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