According to a note on Amazon's web services service health dashboard at 0849 PDT:
"We continue to see progress in recovering volumes, and have heard many additional customers confirm that they're recovering. Our current estimate is that the majority of volumes will be recovered over the next 5 to 6 hours. As we mentioned in our last post, a smaller number of volumes will require a more time consuming process to recover, and we anticipate that those will take longer to recover. We will continue to keep everyone updated as we have additional information."
Well, it is now around 1300 PDT, and problems still persist.
By the way, Sony's Playstation network went down across the US and Europe Wednesday night and is likely not to come back up until over the weekend. Sony has not given any details about why its network went down, although it did hint at hacking yesterday.
Some 75 million video game players are not going to be happy.
I'll update this post when things finally do return back to normal for each.
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