Yet another service disruption at Amazon Web Services (AWS) added to the company's hall of shame last month, marking the fourth Amazon cloud outage of 2012. But this time the failure couldn't be blamed on thunder and lightning or software bugs. In its postmortem of the event, Amazon acknowledged that human error was responsible for several hours of downtime for some of its customers, including high-profile AWS user Netflix.
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This was first published in January 2013