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The 10 Biggest Cloud Outages Of 2014

No matter how good the underlying technology, no matter how competent the hosting provider, clouds sometimes suffer outages. This is the list companies don't want to make. Here are CRN's top 10 cloud outages of the year.

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Samsung, April 21

A fire erupted at a data center in Gwacheon, South Korea, and for the next several hours, Samsung smartphones and tablets around the world were painfully separated from their data.

The fourth-floor inferno also caused problems with credit card services, Samsung’s Smart TV and other devices that use Samsung servers.

Experts wondered why so many servers were centralized in one location, and no redundancy with other sites was built into the system.

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