In 2017, Amazon faced an unfortunate four-hour outage, causing S&P 500 companies to lose $150 million. What was the cause? An erroneous command removed more servers than intended, causing system downtime. Although downtime is not an alien topic for developers, its impact can be deeply felt. Gartner estimates the average cost of downtime to be as high as $5600 per minute, which may build up to over $300k per hour. These are definitely scary numbers for any organization.
But there’s no need to panic just yet!