UPDATE 2:52 p.m.
Portions of Canvas and other S3-powered services appear to be back up. Amazon is still working on restoring complete service according to their status page:
“We are seeing recovery for S3 object retrievals, listing and deletions. We continue to work on recovery for adding new objects to S3 and expect to start seeing improved error rates within the hour.”
Due to an interruption in a service the Collegian website uses, S3 by Amazon Web Services, images and other media used on our website may be unavailable.
Amazon is currently experiencing a disruption to their service, according to their service dashboard:
“We’re continuing to work to remediate the availability issues for Amazon S3 in US-EAST-1. AWS services and customer applications depending on S3 will continue to experience high error rates as we are actively working to remediate the errors in Amazon S3.”
Canvas, K-State learning management software, which is also powered by Amazon Web Services, also appears to affected by the service disruption.
K-State Online is not available at this time. IT staff are aware of the matter and working on a resolution.
— K-State IT status (@KStateITstatus) February 28, 2017
Many people took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the service interruption:
I was going to work on homework but KSOL isn't working pic.twitter.com/vc7xloj0up
— Rachel Lord (@Rachel_the_Lord) February 28, 2017
When you are cramming for a test and K-State online goes down 2 hrs before pic.twitter.com/Mp5JWdCTvV
— Noah Grant (@noahthebigshowa) February 28, 2017
I wonder if KSOL being down for the last few hours has anything to do with Currie being pushed out of office. ?
— Jesse Miller (@jmiller1213) February 28, 2017
A quick shoutout to Canvas for crashing and giving me an excuse to watch Netflix ??. You're the real MVP.
— Joshua Lingo (@Josh_pt_0) February 28, 2017
Your homework can't be late if Canvas is down at the due date pic.twitter.com/WE42EfE6kz
— turrance (@Tear_Ants) February 28, 2017
Love when KSOL doesn't work when I have 854811748 things to do?
— Madison Urban (@maddie_urban) February 28, 2017
The outage also has affected Quora, Business Insider, Giphy, Slack and other services, according to TechCrunch.