Object Storage Error Code: 503 Slow Down

Updated by Daniel Stephan on Feb 08, 2018
Article Code: kb/63

Symptom

You send a request to Object Storage and receive the following error message in return:

503 Slow Down

Cause

The error is generated when the request limit has been exceeded.

Resolution

Review our request rate and performance considerations article to look over design patterns you can implement to eliminate these errors and scale more efficiently. We recommend that you ensure your application properly handles this response and automatically scales the request rate back.