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Amazon blames human error for cloud-service disruption

March 2, 2017 (Reuters) – Inc blamed human error for the disruption in its cloud services that resulted in widespread glitches for its clients from news sites to government services on Tuesday. An incorrect command led to the removal of a larger set of servers than intended, the company said in a blog post on Thursday. ( The disruption in the company’s Simple Storage Service, or Amazon S3, lasted for more than 3-1/2 hours and impacted sending and receiving clients’ data. The company said it will make changes to…

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Disruption in Amazon’s cloud service ripples through internet

February 28, 2017 By Jeffrey Dastin SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Some web surfers on Tuesday experienced glitches on media outlets and other sites whose data is hosted by Inc’s popular cloud business, which Amazon said suffered a technical disruption. The technology company’s simple storage service, known as Amazon S3, experienced “high error rates” that rippled throughout its various cloud services, Amazon said in an online posting. As of early afternoon Pacific Time, the company said several features had fully recovered, and it was working to return to normal operations….

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