Andy Hibbs

Amazon's AWS S3 cloud storage evaporates

Discussion created by Andy Hibbs on Feb 28, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 28, 2017 by Andy Hibbs

Major panic here tonight, all of our S3 buckets have disappeared. We have been reconfiguring some of our cloud to cloud backups during the day and thought we'd done something incredibly stupid until we read the headlines from about an hour ago.


If you suddenly feel like slitting your wrists, it isn't you, it's them. I believe this is their take on it: "AWS, for some reason, insists this isn't an "outage" but rather a case of "increased error rates".


And this is why we don't use the Amazon infrastructure for our own cloud services.


Fingers crossed they'll fix it soon, but odds are all our out of cloud backups may fail tonight.


Hope this stops someone else feeling like they've having a heart attack.