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?

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Microsoft melts down, part one Date: Feb. 1-2, 2013

Duration: Around two hours

Failure: February was a rough month for Microsoft. On Feb. 1, the company's Office 365 editing suite and Outlook.com mail service both stuttered. Users were unable to access the services for about two hours, which -- given the enterprise-connected nature of those products -- is no small amount of time.

Then, a day later, Microsoft's Bing search engine suffered a nearly two-hour outage of its own. How do we know? We Googled it, of course.

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