Last week many of the webs largest sites and services were having massive problems including Scotland’s own tech unicorn FanDuel, Googles Nest thermostats, and Amazons own Alexa devices. Web requests were either running slowly or not responding at all. As we move towards more devices being online in the Internet of Things (IoT) more single use devices will continue to be effected by outages such as these.
An issue at Amazons S3 US-EAST-1 datacentre was ultimately to blame, one of the most ironic casualties being their own status page which was set to load the red “failed” indicator from S3. This left the status page showing all “greens”.
Continued at ... https://www.gt4.co.uk/blog/points-of-failure/.