Amazon Drive issues 2017-06-08

It looks like Amazon Drive is having issues again. Even their own web client is very sluggish and unresponsive, so it appears to be a global issue.

I am investigating.

One possibility, off the top of my head, is that there is a mass exodus today after the announcement and everyone is busy pulling data out.

It has been confirmed that Amazon is getting slammed with users trying to migrate off their system, causing system-wide disruption. Let’s hope things settle down soon.

*For those that missed it, see this post for details about Amazon’s announcement to remove their unlimited storage plan: (see Amazon Drive is dropping their unlimited storage plan on 2017-06-08)

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I am noticing much better behavior at the moment. It could just be a lull as all the folks on this side of the world head to bed, so we’ll have to see how things look in the morning.