The Super Bowl has ended, the Oscars are done, and now it’s time for the season’s next big event: the 2017 Amazon S3 web server outage. Don’t want to miss out on the internet’s biggest event? Don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of the best places to watch so you can make sure that you’re not missing any of the action.
When is the Amazon S3 outage?
Right now! Amazon’s web servers power a whole bunch of sites, including images here at The Verge, so chances are if you’re on the web, there’s stuff affecting you as you read this. Isn’t technology amazing?
Over-the-air / cable
Unlike the Super Bowl or the Oscars, the best place to enjoy the Amazon S3 outage is online. Expect very little Amazon S3 content available either over-the-air or on cable, unless this somehow makes it to a TV news network, in which case we’re probably doomed anyway.
The internet is the best place to enjoy the Amazon S3 outage. Whether it’s smaller sites like Is It Down Right Now, critical tools like Trello, IFTTT, Quora, or Splitwise you’ll be able to catch all the latest Amazon S3 news. Use any of Apple’s iCloud services? How about Wix sites? Then you’re in a great place to catch some hot S3 outage action. Even Amazon’s S3 status page is affected! Fortunately you can still buy stuff, though, since Amazon’s own site is still up.
The dashboard not changing color is related to S3 issue. See the banner at the top of the dashboard for updates.
— Amazon Web Services (@awscloud) February 28, 2017
Depending on where you are, you may not be effected by the Amazon S3 server outage. Check your local listings to see if you can or cannot access the internet.