Amazon AWS has suffered a significant outage today. Many of our core services are hosted on Amazon infrastructure. One of the tenants of our service offerings was that we wanted to insure that our media redirect service which collects stats data, and our media hosting business would always stay online in case of an outage like today.
Today the planning we put in place years ago paid off, and critical never fail service switched into fail over mode. Our backup media statistic redirect server took over just a few minutes after the primary one went offline. Our primary CDN had no issues and hosted media continued to be served without the need to fail over to our secondary CDN.