outages

  • AWS cloudsplains what happened during S3 storage outage

    AWS cloudsplains what happened during S3 storage outage

    AWS took a lot of heat when its S3 storage component went down for several hours on Tuesday, and rightly so, but today they published a post-mortem explaining exactly what happened complete with technical details and how they plan to prevent a similar event from occurring again in the future. At the core of the problem was unsurprisingly human error. Some poor engineer, we’ll call him… Read More

  • The day Amazon S3 storage stood still

    The day Amazon S3 storage stood still

    By now you’ve probably heard that Amazon’s S3 storage service went down in its Northern Virginia datacenter for the better part of 4 hours yesterday, and took parts of a bunch of prominent websites and services with it. It’s worth noting that as of this morning, the Amazon dashboard was showing everything was operating normally. While yesterday’s outage was a big deal… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Chelsea Manning to Be Freed in May

    Chelsea Manning is going to be freed this May, Zoom video conferencing raises $100 million, Vine is shutting down — today is the last day to grab your videos, Google Drive has been experiencing intermittent outages and Juicero lowers the price of its juicer. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Slack is down, so enjoy your three-day weekend

    Slack is down, so enjoy your three-day weekend

    Chat and collaboration app Slack is experiencing serious outages today, but we’re not sure of the nature or extent of the disaster, because status.slack.com is also inaccessible! What? This is like a fire station burning down! (Update: It’s back up, hurray!) Read More

  • Apple Expands Its System Status Page To Be More Comprehensive, Tracks Services, Stores And iCloud

    Apple Expands Its System Status Page To Be More Comprehensive, Tracks Services, Stores And iCloud

    Apple is still pretty new to the cloud computing and storage game – and sometimes it shows. The company’s various iCloud services have been suffering from numerous outages lately, but thanks to the company’s new System Status Page, which it quietly rolled out today, its users will at least be able to get a comprehensive view of how Apple’s online services are doing. Read More

  • It’s Outage Week: Cloudflare Went Down This Morning

    It’s Outage Week: Cloudflare Went Down This Morning

    Apparently not wanting GoDaddy and GitHub to have all the outage fun this week, Cloudflare confirmed on Twitter that it had issues this morning. Some sites may still be experiencing issues. Read More

  • Xbox Live and Zune going down for maintenance on Monday

    Anybody who completely relies on Microsoft for all of their entertainment needs is going to be bored straight out of their minds when Monday, September 29th rolls around. At 12:01 AM PST, both the Xbox Live and the entire Zune service will be taken down for maintenance. Live will be out for 24 hours, while Zune will go dark for closer to two days. According to Major Nelson, the Live outage is… Read More

  • Third Mediterranean undersea cable cut by ship anchors

    Seriously — three in a week? This sounds more like sabotage. Anyway, it seems another cable has been cut in off of Egypt, slowing down web traffic from Dubai to India. It should be repaired in two weeks. The worst part? Internet cafes typically full of teenaged gamers are nearly empty with speeds still frustratingly slow. “I felt like beating the … modem, throwing it… Read More

  • Halo 3 Causes Xbox Live To Crap Out


    “GODDAMNIT BRO, XBOX LIVE WON’T LET ME LOG ON! WTF.” According to the official Xbox forums, lots of gamers have been experiencing outages on Xbox Live following the Halo 3 launch. Constant freeze-ups and the inability to sign on are being cited as two of the major concerns that people are dealing with. On Digg, a user said that less than 1000 people were signed on to XBL… Read More