What AWS's Outage Means for Every Business
3 days ago - By Business
The Amazon Web Services outage at the end of February - caused by a simple typo - had widespread effects across the web. Amazon S3 hosts a wide variety of data, and more than 140,000 unique domains make use of it.
Amazon has identified human error as the cause. And although data wasn't lost, there was a period of several hours where it was inaccessible. This translated to a chunk of time where consumers couldn't make online purchases, stream entertainment, or view online content.
The failure of front-end operations was the most visible to users , but back-end data processing behind the...
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