Update August 11th, 19:30 CEST: Good news; we are now up and running again! Duration of outage was a lot longer than expected and as always we will evaluate the process and strengthen MYC4 going forward. We look forward to welcome all your bids…
Update August 11th, 15:20 CEST: We have been focusing our time on preparing for when Amazon would be up and running again. Unfortunately Amazon has taken a lot longer than their first statement we also communicated to you. The good news is, just now it looks as if Amazon servers are up and configured.
We are now working to get everything back to normal and to get a full overview of the situation going forward.
Thank you for your understanding and sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Original Post August 8th: If you have not experienced it yet, our site is ‘down’ at the moment.
The reason for the down time is caused by a power outage in Ireland where Amazon has their hosting facilities. Amazon informs that it is expected to last for 24-48 hours which means that the site might go live again later today.
For your information; we are working on alternative solutions.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!
Here is an excerpt from Amazon’s update to their clients:
We know many of you are anxiously waiting for your instances and volumes to become available and we want to give you more detail on why the recovery of the remaining instances and volumes is taking so long. Due to the scale of the power disruption, a large number of EBS servers lost power and require manual operations before volumes can be restored. Restoring these volumes requires that we make an extra copy of all data, which has consumed most spare capacity and slowed our recovery process.
You can also read a bit more about the disruption here: “Lightning in Dublin Knocks Amazon, Microsoft Data Centers Offline”