6 Devastating Cloud Outages Over The Last 6 Months


Amazon.com

This particular Amazon outage impacted the company's heavily trafficked retail site for nearly an hour on Jan. 31. A spokesman later reported that the primary impact was limited to the homepage, and that service was quickly restored. Further information was not released, leading many industry watchers to speculate about whether the outage might have been caused by a denial of service attack. It's believed that the loss of service may have cost $5 million dollars in lost revenue.



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