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The 10 Biggest Cloud Outages Of 2013

Here's a look at the biggest cloud outages of 2013 that caused some companies, including Verizon and Amazon, to lose millions and customers to become frustrated as a result of downtime.

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10. Dropbox

On Jan. 10, Dropbox kicked of 2013 with a cloud outage that resulted in the online file storage service going offline for more than 15 hours.

"Creating/joining shared folders, and creating shareable links to files, also affected. We appreciate [your] patience as we resolve this issue," Dropbox said in a Jan. 13 tweet. Later, the company said the outage was caused by a synchronization problem between client software and servers.

The company had another global cloud outage at the end of May, which, fortunately for Dropbox and its users, only lasted for an hour.

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