In Pictures: The worst Cloud outages of 2013 (so far)

From Amazon to Dropbox and Microsoft to Google, we've seen some nasty Cloud outages in the first half of the year. Which company failed the worst?

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Google Drive Date: March 18-19, 2013

Duration: About 17 hours total

Failure: It all started on Monday, March 18, when many Google users faced slow load times or full-on timeouts while trying to access their Drive documents and files. That lasted for about three hours.

If only the troubles had stopped there. A day later, a second Google Drive outage kept some users from accessing the service for about two hours. Two days after that, the Schmidt really hit the fan when Drive went down for a whopping 12 hours.

Yikes. Where's Sergey's skydiving team when you need 'em?

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