We were trying to finish up a major email blast tonight and all of a sudden our main blast server stopped working.
Then I immediately got a flood of email alerts saying all of our live servers were down.
I submitted a trouble ticket to Amazon EC2. I have Gold Support package lately with all the email issues we have been having.
I looked at their AWS Status Page
and it reported nothing. Then shortly after I submitted my ticket I see they refreshed the status:
Power issues in a single availability zone