AWS outage causes Chaos across the globe knocking their cloud storage service S3.
- Mar 01, 2017
An outage that’s affecting many other AWS services, such as Athena, Kinesis Firehose, MapReduce, and Simple Email!
Several high-profile websites and services were knocked offline by a failure at one of Amazon's major US data centres.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows firms to rent cloud servers in order to host data on the internet without needing to invest in their own infrastructure.
On Tuesday, sites such as Quora, a Q&A forum, and Trello, which helps people monitor productivity, went down.
After several hours, Amazon said it had rectified the problem.
It did not make public the reason behind the disruption.
As well as sites that went down, other services, such as workplace collaboration tool Slack, also lost some key functionality.
Specifically, it was AWS's S3 - which stands for Simple Storage Service - that was affected.
Posted: Mar 01, 2017