Sunday, July 20, 2008

Amazon S3 - Outage

Many sites are currently feeling the pain of an Amazon S3 outage. According to, S3 has been down since about 9AM PDT today.

Unfortunately, my company's site is one that 's impacted.

The AWS Service Health Dashboard is helpful but I'd prefer something that provides a more proactive notification when there's a service interruption. Something along the lines of an SMS once a service disruption is announced.

Perhaps there's something out there already that I haven't found?

UPDATE: As of 5PM PDT, Amazon is reporting that the system is back to normal.

UPDATE: Here's the latest summary of the chain of events from Amazon. Nice of them to not make every customer email for SLA credit.

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