Amazon’s AWS S3 outage impacted Apple’s services

Yesterday afternoon, Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced a significant and prolonged outage that brought a number of popular websites and services down. While Amazon is more readily known for its online retail business, the company’s cloud services division has quickly become a huge money maker for the Jeff Bezos-led company. What’s more, AWS provides the […] Read more »

Half of the top 100 retail sites had slow load times during AWS’s S3 outage, vendor finds

Yesterday Amazon Web Services had a bad day. And when AWS has a bad day, so do a lot of other sites. Vendor Apica is a website monitoring services that keeps a close eye on some of the top retail websites around the country. All in all, the retail website Apica tracks had trouble dealing […] Read more »

Amazon S3 Internet outage unleashes flood of apologies — from others

While Amazon Web Services hasn’t yet issued an apology via its social media channels regarding big problems today with its Simple Storage Service (S3), the company’s customers have turned to Twitter and Facebook to apologize to their own customers — while pointing the finger at AWS. AWS, via its @awscloud Twitter account, did alert customers […] Read more »