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9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails

For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
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AWS Outage Takes Down Netflix
One of the first major companies to use Amazon's AWS cloud services was Netflix. In so many ways, the Netflix/AWS relationship was ideal: On the one hand, there was Netflix, whose streaming services were growing far faster than the company could maintain with internal IT resources; on the other, retail giant Amazon was on the bleeding edge of the cloud computing movement and ready to make a splash with its new venture. Unfortunately, the Netflix outage, which took place on Christmas Eve, was so widely publicized and impacted so many people that this single event arguably set the entire enterprise cloud movement back several steps.
(Image: Netflix)

AWS Outage Takes Down Netflix

One of the first major companies to use Amazon's AWS cloud services was Netflix. In so many ways, the Netflix/AWS relationship was ideal: On the one hand, there was Netflix, whose streaming services were growing far faster than the company could maintain with internal IT resources; on the other, retail giant Amazon was on the bleeding edge of the cloud computing movement and ready to make a splash with its new venture. Unfortunately, the Netflix outage, which took place on Christmas Eve, was so widely publicized and impacted so many people that this single event arguably set the entire enterprise cloud movement back several steps.

(Image: Netflix)

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7/21/2015 | 1:59:20 PM
Re: 9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Good point, @jagibbons. It's true, having more scrutiny magnifies the impact of its failures even more than its successes.
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