It looks like we need to have a contingency plan built into our Web app's start-up config to check for AWS down time and fall back to an alternate plan.
At least now, with Cloud Status, I can get independent confirmation.
Amazon's official AWS status board says:
9:05 AM PDT We are currently experiencing elevated error rates with S3. We are investigating.
9:26 AM PDT We're investigating an issue affecting requests. We'll continue to post updates here.
9:48 AM PDT Just wanted to provide an update that we are currently pursuing several paths of corrective action.
10:12 AM PDT We are continuing to pursue corrective action.
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