Internet laughs at AWS conference as AWS fails across web

CaptionCloseThe same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the...

Internet laughs at AWS conference as AWS fails across web

CaptionCloseThe same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the...

28 February 2017 Tuesday 16:09
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Internet laughs at AWS conference as AWS fails across web

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The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. 

The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. 

Twitter reacts to the AWS outage that brought down sites across the internet Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Twitter reacts to the AWS outage that brought down sites across the internet Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. 

The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. 

Twitter reacts to the AWS outage that brought down sites across the internet Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Twitter reacts to the AWS outage that brought down sites across the internet Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Twitter reacts to the AWS outage that brought down sites across the internet Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Twitter reacts to the AWS outage that brought down sites across the internet Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Twitter reacts to the AWS outage that brought down sites across the internet Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Twitter reacts to the AWS outage that brought down sites across the internet Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

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The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. 

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The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. 

Double fail.

Double fail.

The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. 

The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. 

The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. 

The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. 

The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. 

The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. 

The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. 

The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. 

The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. 

The same day an Amazon Web Services conference was happening in the U.K., the service experienced a failure resulting in websites and services being down across the internet. 

Twitter reacts to the AWS outage that brought down sites across the internet Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Twitter reacts to the AWS outage that brought down sites across the internet Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Twitter reacts to the AWS outage that brought down sites across the internet Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Twitter reacts to the AWS outage that brought down sites across the internet Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

There is never a good time for web servers to fail, but today is especially bad day.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced issues with its S3 storage service Tuesday morning that broke websites and services across the internet. The problems affected sites like Business Insider, Giphy, Quora, filesharing in Slack and image and video hosting at many publishing sites. 

The moment the presenter realizes S3 is down. #AWS #S3 #Amazon pic.twitter.com/S8gY1J9lrH

Amazon's status site reported issues -- "high error rates" -- with its East Coast S3 center and said the company was working to resolve the problems.

As much of the internet came to a grinding halt, conference attendees were gathered in Edinburgh, Scotland for AWSome Day, which celebrates all things AWS. As you can imagine, things are not going well. 

Scroll through the slideshow above to see people's reactions to the outage, and stay AWSome. 

Our editors found this article on this site using Google and regenerated it for our readers.

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