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Amazon’s Down: It’s Hip To Be Down!
Maybe it’s a new trend – servers going down! Today it appears that Amazon has decided to join the crowd. Amazon is currently down as of 2:15pm Eastern and has been down for at least a bit, reports several CN readers.
When I attempt to load amazon.com, I get:
Http/1.1 Service Unavailable
That’s right, big arse Amazon seems to wanna be hip and trendy so they took the service down, or should I say unavailable. We’ve all seen what Twitter can do with some downtime and other large Internet services are feeling left out. YouTube for example had an outage recently to raise their hip level.
We are considering taking CN down later today because heck, we are the coolest tech blog out there today!
On a serious note, where’s Amazon’s status reporting service? How much income is being lost each minute they are down? It does look like Amazon’s S3 is up based on files loading here on CN.
As usual, please report in if Amazon is down where you are.
Update: 4:05pm Eastern – Amazon now reports the following “pretty” outage message:
Update: 2:22pm Eastern – Twitter couldn’t let Amazon have the fun alone – they decided to go down as well!
Update: 2:25pm Eastern – Greg Sandoval has done the math – “Based on last quarter’s revenue of $4.13 billion, a full-scale global outage would cost Amazon more than $31,000 per minute on average.”