Update, 11 a.m. Feb. 22: Slack, Peloton and other services are recovering after a few hours of downtime.]
Update 3:55 p.m. Feb 22: Amazon Web Services says it did not experience an outage.
Update, Feb. 23: Amazon provided this statement Wednesday morning: “On February 22, 2022, there was no broad service issue with AWS. Our services were operating normally. The only resource on the internet that provides accurate data on the availability of our services is the AWS Service Health Dashboard.”
Welcome back to work after the Presidents Day weekend! Good luck chatting with your colleagues on Slack or checking your code into GitHub, or taking a Peloton ride.
What the heck, just take the rest of the week off, OK?
Except for the last part, that’s the reality for lots of folks this morning as an unexplained outage impacts a number of widely used online services.
DownDetector.com lists Amazon Web Services as one of those experiencing problems, which is a story we’ve seen before, but so far, at least, the AWS Service Health Dashboard indicates no issues.
Zoom and Destiny are also now on the list, which is starting to look like a who’s who of vital and popular services.