Channel Beat: AWS Outage, Tech Data Closes Avnet TS Acquisition, 2nd Watch Secures More Funding

Amazon Web Services Thursday said an employee trying to debug its billing system entered a command incorrectly, resulting in the four-hour outage that disrupted service to Amazon S3 clients earlier this week. In a post-mortem detailing the events that led to Tuesday's high-profile cloud outage, AWS apologized for the impact of the outage and outlined the changes it is making to prevent the problem from occurring again.

Solution providers working with Avnet Technology Solutions hope that the close of Tech Data's $2.6 billion acquisition Monday will unlock a broader line card while maintaining access to key pre-sales and marketing contacts.

2nd Watch, a Seattle-based cloud service provider that became an early superstar in the AWS channel, recently secured another multimillion-dollar financing round Wednesday to fuel further growth.

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