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 Dropbox outage aftermath Fallout: Suffice it to say, users who relied on Dropbox for their file storage needs weren't happy when their drives disappeared for a day. Dropbox customers took to Twitter to voice their dissatisfaction, using the hashtag #DropboxDown to organize the complaints.

"Dropbox is down. Users are wailing. Can't trust cloud 100%," one user said.

"I'm in a full flop sweat now that @Dropbox is down. Tried syncing lecture readings for the past half hour," wrote another.

Fix: Dropbox never divulged what went wrong on D-Day 2013, but Amazon sent out statements assuring publications that the outage had nothing to do with its oft-blamed Amazon Web Services.

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