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?

The Amazon outage aftermath Fallout: An online retailer like Amazon obviously depends on, you know, being online in order to do business. Looking at the company's previous quarterly earnings and doing a little fancy math, some industry-watchers estimated the site could have potentially suffered close to $5 million in missed revenue for that single hour of offline time.

Fix: Amazon stayed quiet on what it had to do to get its business back up in proper order, noting only that the issue affected just the home page -- not internal pages -- and had no impact on its AWS cloud hosting operation.

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