Here’s a verbatim statement from Drew Herdener, AWS spokesman, on the outage:
“For one of our services, the Amazon Simple Storage Service, one of our three geographic locations was unreachable for approximately two hours and was back to operating at over 99% of normal performance before 7 a.m. pst. We’ve been operating this service for two years and we’re proud of our uptime track record. Any amount of downtime is unacceptable and we won’t be satisfied until it’s perfect. We’ve been communicating with our customers all morning via our support forums and will be providing additional information as soon as we have it.”
Still no posts from Werner Vogels, Jeff Barr, AWS blogs. They’re probably still working under the hood.