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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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Twitter, Feb. 7

Twitter suffered a partial outage that affected some users’ ability to send tweets in February.

“Tweeting is broken. We're working on fixing it,” tweeted Patrick Traughber, product manager for the social media giant.

According to Downdetector.com, there was a huge spike to 12,000 complaints of service disruptions by 5 pm ET, mostly in the U.S. and Europe.

“Sorry for the interruption and we’ll let you know when things are back to normal,” Twitter’s support team tweeted.

Twitter soon realized a recent update containing bad code was the culprit and undid the change. By 5:07 pm ET, the support account notified distraught social media users: “you can get back to Tweeting –– this problem has been fixed! Thanks for sticking with us through that.”

 
 
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