As you may have noticed, we are having issues with access to CountAbout™ right now. It has been brought to our attention that one of our partners, Amazon, is having a major outage and it is affecting sites like ours across the nation. Amazon has all-hands-on deck to resolve their issue, and we expect it will be resolved quickly.
Amazon’s S3 web-based storage service is experiencing widespread issues, leading to service that’s either partially or fully broken on websites, apps and devices upon which it relies. The AWS offering provides hosting for images for a lot of sites, and also hosts entire websites, and app backends including Nest.
The S3 outage is due to “high error rates with S3 in US-EAST-1,” according to Amazon’s AWS service health dashboard, which is where the company also says it’s working on “remediating the issue,” without initially revealing any further details.
Affected websites and services include Quora, newsletter provider Sailthru, Business Insider, Giphy, image hosting at a number of publisher websites, filesharing in Slack, and many more. Connected lightbulbs, thermostats and other IoT hardware is also being impacted, with many unable to control these devices as a result of the outage. Read the full article about the situation here>>.
We apologize for the inconvenience and will have CountAbout up and running just as soon as we have an update from Amazon. Thanks so much for your patience.