Unexpected Downtime In An Unexpected year
The coronavirus crisis has been an extraordinary test for the cloud—both in its ability to deliver the service capabilities needed to keep business operations humming through quarantines and work-from-home mandates, as well as its ability to maintain availability amid massive surges in load.
The cloud has mostly met the moment, and service providers across the stack have largely been rewarded with adoption by new customers and the revenue and stock valuation increases they bring.
But as experts had expected, there have been hiccups and failures along the way.
While 2020 saw no truly catastrophic outages of the kind lasting more than a few hours, businesses have at times been frustrated and stymied by unexpected downtime.
Here is CRN‘s list of the 10 most significant cloud outages in a year of unprecedented operational distractions—one that we will likely look back on as an inflection point for the technology.
Get more of CRN‘s 2020 tech year in review.