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The 10 Biggest Cloud Outages Of 2020 (So Far)

Cloud providers for the most part have met the tremendous surge in demand caused by the coronavirus crisis, with a few notable exceptions. Here are the 10 biggest cloud outages that have impacted users so far this year.

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No Time For Downtime

The coronavirus crisis has tested cloud providers in ways none of them could have predicted just a few months earlier. For the most part, the industry has met the moment—maintaining availability and stability amid a sudden and tremendous surge in demand from a global population plunged into far-greater reliance on cloud services to continue working, learning and entertaining.

While the public cloud has proven incredibly resilient in the face of an unprecedented stress test, there have been notable exceptions to that rule in the first half of 2020. But only a few of the largest cloud outages so far this year directly stem from a coronavirus-related surge in usage—the rest resulted from the kind of common mishaps and failures that to some degree seem inevitable, even when they’re infuriating.

Here are the 10 biggest cloud outages that have impacted users so far this year.

 
 
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