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The 10 Biggest Cloud Outages Of 2015 (So Far)

CRN takes a look at 10 major cloud outages that occurred so far in 2015 and had a significant impact on services and credibility.

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Verizon Cloud, Jan. 10 and 11

While a cloud provider's worst fear is a prolonged outage, Verizon Communications stunned customers by scheduling to take its cloud offline for some 40 hours over the weekend to implement a comprehensive system maintenance project.

One reason for the upgrade of its cloud infrastructure, ironically, was to prevent future outages.

While many customers were peeved their provider intentionally cut their cloud service, some took solace knowing Verizon spent those 40 hours adding seamless upgrade capabilities that would enable future upgrades to be executed on live systems without disruptions, or even the need to be reboot servers.

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