Last week Amazon s3 suffered a major outage that at its core ran four hours, but ultimately left some trail of collateral damage behind as well. In turn, and in an effort to shift blame in most cases, the perpetuated story is that this is truly Amazon’s fault and it was largely unavoidable.
As I write this, the internet’s blowing up because of the Amazon S3 service degradation. Internally and externally I have people reaching out and asking “what does this actually mean? Are we affected? It seems like there’s a problem, we can’t go down too!”