Five Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week

Power Outage Takes Down Amazon Web Services For Six Hours

Amazon was hit with a power outage that rendered its Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Relational Database Service and AWS Elastic Beanstalk services unavailable for around six hours last Thursday. Amazon did communicate with its customers, but the outage -- as all cloud outages do -- disrupted the operations of its service provider partners and once again highlighted the growing pains the industry is going through during these formative years of cloud computing.

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