Update at 10:51 a.m. Pacific: AWS has another S3 status update. “We’re continuing to work to remediate the availability issues for Amazon S3 in US-EAST-1. AWS services and customer applications depending on S3 will continue to experience high error rates as we are actively working to remediate the errors in Amazon S3,” AWS said on the status page.


Update at 11:40 a.m. Pacific: A bit of good news from Amazon. “We have now repaired the ability to update the service health dashboard. The service updates are below. We continue to experience high error rates with S3 in US-EAST-1, which is impacting various AWS services. We are working hard at repairing S3, believe we understand root cause, and are working on implementing what we believe will remediate the issue,” AWS said on the status page.

Update at 12:52 p.m. Pacific: “We are seeing recovery for S3 object retrievals, listing and deletions. We continue to work on recovery for adding new objects to S3 and expect to start seeing improved error rates within the hour,” AWS said on its status page.

Update at 1:19 p.m. Pacific: Things are looking better now. “S3 object retrieval, listing and deletion are fully recovered now. We are still working to recover normal operations for adding new objects to S3,” AWS said.

Update at 2:35 p.m. Pacific: “As of 1:49 PM PST, we are fully recovered for operations for adding new objects in S3, which was our last operation showing a high error rate. The Amazon S3 service is operating normally,” Amazon said in a 2:08 p.m. update. But several other AWS services are still having problems.

updates via Venture Beat


Amazon Web Services went down today and people are freaking out. The cloud based storage system and web app is used as a base for many websites and services, so a lot of people are rightly worried this morning.

While AWS has yet to fully update its status page, the company said: “We’ve identified the issue as high error rates with S3 in US-EAST-1, which is also impacting applications and services dependent on S3. We are actively working on remediating the issue.”

Soundcloud is listed as a “case study” for AWS, and unfortunately has been failing all morning. Users have reported issues with playback and uploads, causing turmoil for many producers and teams in the process.

According to Data Center Dynamics, “the issue seems to originate with S3 – the Simple Storage Service, one of the oldest and most popular components of the AWS platform that serves as the foundation for countless cloud-based products.”

Services that are down include Medium, News Corp, Quora, SendGrid, Slack, Trello, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Zendesk. Airbnb, Down Detector, Pinterest, Snapchat’s Bitmoji, Time Inc. are currently working slowly.

The last time there an AWS outage occurred was in 2015, it lasted five hours. We’ll be sure to update this article with any more information when it becomes available.