An AWS availability zone (AZ) in Frankfurt got shut down due to overheating. Some features in our technology services (AMP services) still rely on specific AZs.
While most affected AMP services recovered fully with 20 minutes with only partial outages during this short period, two features in DrPublish and one in DrEdition Print Automation did not recover until approx 01:34 Friday 11th June CEST, namely DrPublish Newsroom search, DrPublish image and graphics uploads, and DrEdition Print Automation content inbox.
Some customers were not affected, due to dependence on a separate AZ. For the customers set up for these features on the affected AZ, consequences were severely limiting for production in this timeframe (approx Thursday 2021-06-10 22:20 CEST to Friday 2021-06-11 01:30 CEST). Duration 3h 10min.
We have for some time worked to remove the weakness of being dependent to one single AZ at AWS Frankfurt for these specific features, but we are not yet finished. This work will continue at top priority. We expect to be finished during 2021.
We are sorry for the problems caused, and will do what we can to make sure similar outages at AWS cannot affect our services this way in the future.