A quick trip over to the Amazon Web Service Status Page reveals that massive server resources don't exactly equate to massive uptime numbers. The S3 storage cloud has been down pretty much all day due to "an issue with the communication between several Amazon SQS components." This has affected both the EU and the US, causing some big headaches.
I'm not all that disturbed. I'm just happy that someone makes even bigger impacting gaffes than I do.