The 10 Biggest Cloud Outages Of 2013


4. Amazon.com

An approximately 49 minute outage in August cost Amazon a staggering $5 million in potentially lost revenue, and although it wasn't a long outage, it certainly was an expensive one. While other pages of the site appeared to be working, the gateway page of the e-commerce site was down. On the bright side for Amazon, the outage didn't appear to touch Amazon Web Services, which remained running during the site outage.

On Twitter, some groups claimed responsibility for the outage, but reports said Amazon denied it was a DDoS attack.

 



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