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The state of the enterprise cloud and prepping for AWS re:Invent 2013

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Amazon cloud outage underscores limits of automation

In this week-in-review podcast, our editors discuss the implications of the latest Amazon cloud outage and the human error that caused it.

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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Site editor Jessica Scarpati and news writer Gina Narcisi return with their first week-in-review podcast for 2013 to discuss this story and more for the week of Jan. 21, 2013:

 

This was first published in January 2013

Essential Guide

The state of the enterprise cloud and prepping for AWS re:Invent 2013

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