Just when we thought things were looking up for SMB and enterprise to move into the cloud via Google Apps, Salesforce and distributed file and database hosting, Amazon loses control over their cloud services hosted in Virginia.
It’s now on day two of the outage and really big social media services like Foursquare, About.me and Hootsuite have experienced serious downtime. Countless other sites running using Amazon’s services for ecommerce and product delivery have also been affected.
A big thank you to Arik Hesseldahl on his post documenting a large list of Amazon E2C sites affected by this outage.
Looks like many Gmail users (including Google Apps users) are having trouble accessing their email. The workaround again is to connect via IMAP through a desktop client like Thunderbird, Apple Mail or Outlook.
You can check status updates on Gmail over at Google’s AppStatus page http://status.google.com
We’re aware of a problem with Google Mail affecting a small subset of users. The affected users are unable to access Google Mail, but we’ve provided a workaround below. We will provide an update by September 24, 2009 10:29:00 AM UTC-5 detailing when we expect to resolve the problem. Please note that this resolution time is an estimate and may change.
You can access Gmail via IMAP
So, it’s been quite a while since Google’s email service, Gmail experienced an outage.
Check the status of Gmail here http://www.google.com/appsstatus
The Twitter status page has been updated to show Twitter is back up but they are still fighting the DDOS attack.
Twitter just announced on their status page that they are being attacked!
Twitter is Under Attack!
Twitter just announced on their status site that they are being attacked!
Twitter had a hiccup again. Remember you can always check if Twitter is down at http://status.twitter.com
Mashable posted about the Twitter downtime with some background on past outages.
9:09am CST The Twitter status page reports Twitter has been down for 25 minutes. I was able to send one tweet out to tell people how to check the Twitter status page
9:15am CST Thinking about how to adapt the song, “American Pie” to, “The Day That Twitter Died”
Bye bye microblogging site
Took my mouse over Tweetdeck but your service had died
And Internet famous folks kissed their ____ goodbye
Saying, “this is the day Twitter died”
“This is the day that Twitter died”
9:29am CST Twitter has been down for 45 minutes.
9:34am CST Twitter search is up and I see people have tweeted in the last few minutes
9:34am CST Twitter has been down for 1 hour. Thinking about it, 9/11 happened on a
Thursday Tuesday morning (Correction by @wr3n that 9/11 was on a Tuesday) …just like Twitter is happening today. I wonder if CNN is going to mention that Twitter is down.
9:52am CST Twitter announces downtime is due to a Denial of Service attack!
10:02am CST Twitter came back up!
11:15am CST Looks like CNN is reporting the Twitter outage. Kinda fun to see that a Web 2.0 service makes the national news!