Chances are, you might've seen something dubious happening on the internet yesterday. Maybe Slack wasn't working at your job or images weren't loading on your favorite website. That's because
Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is owned by Amazon, is a
After a few hours, AWS finally announced that
Amazon S3 is down and the internet is burning pic.twitter.com/PZ6sU54UK6— Govinda (@govinbhai) February 28, 2017
List of things that go down when AWS S3 goes down:
1. Your app
2. Alerting for your app
3. The support tool you use
4. Your faith in the web
— Fernando (@fmc_sea) February 28, 2017
Today I learned that #AWS runs the internet.
— Jared Rauh (@JaredRauh) February 28, 2017
Outages like today show just how many companies depend on AWS for their data and storage needs — and what happens when it goes down.