Amazon S3 Crash Hampers Web 2.0 SitesA crash of Amazon.com's heavily used Amazon S3 storage service has caused problems for many Web 2.0 sites that rely on the service. You can find a status page for Amazon's service here.
Here are a few of the outages and problems.
- Plurk, Twitter and Kwippy are having problems showing images loaded with Amazon A3. It sounds minor but it just isn't as much fun microblogging without the avatars.
- Posterous reported problems posting different types of files.
- Picnik, a web graphics tool, has reported problems.
- Another site down is Smugmug.com - you can see their message here.
- Slideshare.net reported problems related to the outage.
- A video and photo sharing site called Phanfare also reported problems.
- More discussion of the outages can be found here on Techmeme.
Posted on July 20, 2008