Do the service outages caused by recent storms damage confidence in the Cloud?
dniblock 2 years ago
Much to my dismay, as a result of the severe storms that rolled across much of the eastern US on Friday, I had to briefly postpone my romantic weekly "Miller-Time and Anime on Netflix" viewing date. So instead of enjoying some doe-eyed ultraviolence, my beloved and I had to actually TALK to each other?!? Weird.
No big deal, obviously, in reality. My actual concern is that we use Amazon cloud services where I work, and publicize this fact to our customers. I'm not sure how many of them are (1) aware of the outages that happened over the weekend, and (2) remember that we are depending on Amazon's data centers just like Pinterest, Netflix, et al do. Do events like this have an impact on confidence in the reliability of cloud services, or do most companies understand that even very good up-time does not mean perfect reliability?
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