We all know Amazon has a lot of power but this Tuesday, many realized just how much power Amazon really has and its effect on a variety of different Websites and companies. On Tuesday, one Amazon employee by accident clicked the wrong command button, and suddenly tons of websites were not loading at all to the homepage or loading extremely slow.

The reason behind all the shut downs and complications.

Amazon Web Services, which is a server product from Amazon that powers an immense number of websites and apps, went through a major disruption on its S3 product that cost a lot of companies several hours offline.

Amazon informed the public today that the reason for the server product disrupted and in turn, affecting a ton of different websites and apps not to work properly, was due to an employee who entered the wrong command key incorrectly which caused a larger set of servers to be removed from the service.

A chain reaction than occurred with servers that were supported other AWS products and services.

Websites that were affected by the Amazon S3 disruption...

Some of the sites that were affected by the S3 server disruption were sites including Slack, Quora as well as the US Securities and Exchange Commission-- just to name a few. A lot of companies could not process bank payments which affected many people as well and caused a lot of uproar for a variety of smaller companies.

The Amazon S3 disruption did not shut down websites as a whole; however, sites were impacted by failure or slowness to load correctly.

Amazon released a long press release stating its apologies and the logistics of what happened to the Amazon S3 server. The end of the statement says "Finally, we want to apologize for the impact this event cause for our customers.

We are proud of our long track record of availability with Amazon S3, and we know how critical this service is to our customers, their applications and end users and their business".

From the events that occurred on Tuesday, whether you like Amazon or not, Amazon does hold the power of a variety of different websites and applications through the servers they provide to such companies.

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