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One Amazon Worker Takes Down The Internet

One Amazon Worker Takes Down The Internet

Two days after Amazon Web Services (AWS) users were stunted by a systems crash,, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) issued an explanation.

According to reports by Reuters, Amazon’s S3 team executed a command Tuesday to eliminate a few servers for a specific S3 subsystem. However, the input was incorrectly entered, and servers for an additional two subsystems were unintentionally removed.

Related Link: The Way Amazon Handled Its AWS System Outage: 'Bad Business'

The service failure has prompted two corporate responses.

First, Amazon will implement changes to accelerate the recovery time of critical S3 subsystems.

Second, the company will prioritize a plan to partition the S3 index subsystem, which was originally scheduled for later this year.

Amazon stock had fallen as low as 9 percent following Tuesday’s outage, but the shares have bounced back and are now trading around $849.26.

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