Amazon S3? So much for that 99.99% reliability. Or maybe today is the .01% down day.
Indeed, I can't help but think there is going to be some profound fallout from all of this.
The entire PREMISE behind these distributed web services was to prevent exactly this sort of thing. Instead, it seems the naysayers were right - it's no more (or, to be fair, less) reliable than standalone servers, only instead of taking only one down when it kicks the bucket, half the WORLD notices...