The Amazon S3 Outage Is What Happens When One Site Hosts Too Much of the Internet | WIRED

IF YOU’VE BEEN having trouble using some of your favorite apps today, you’re not alone. Users have reported trouble with sites and apps like Medium, Slack, and Trello. The problems seem to stem from trouble with Amazon’s cloud storage service S3, which Amazon confirmed is experiencing “high error rates,” particularly on the East Coast. Several other Amazon services appear to be having problems as well, but countless sites rely on S3 to host images and other files.

The outages bring to mind the attack on an internet company called Dyn last October that brought much of the web to its knees.  So many sites and apps are down that it feels almost like the internet itself is malfunctioning. That flies right in the face of the promise of the internet.

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future.

He lives in London with a single android – a temperamental vacuum cleaner – but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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