Agree with these comments. It isn't shocking that AWS has had a
significant outage but the number of quite large web operations seemingly
relying on one cloud vendor and one location no less. If it wasn't obvious
before it is obvious now, don't built your web platform on one vendor and one
location. A multi-vendor multi-location strategy needs to be employed in order
to provide independence and the sort of reliability people are looking for.
It is worth noting that if any of these companies were managing their own
clouds they would likely suffer such outages themselves from time to time and
no-one would be that surprised.
Poor amazon has gotten a lot of bad press today. But as if
that's not enough, the so-called "analysts" are targeting the whole cloud
computing paradigm. While the hybrid cloud vendors are touting their
offerings, the nay sayers are rejoicing.
I think these so-called experts need to go back to school and re-take
the application design principles 101. Any recent computer science student
knows the importance of building resiliency and redundancy in an app. A good
design accounts for the the datastore being unavailable by including
replicated datastores in the design. You would do the same even if the
application was hosted in your datacenter, why treat amazon any different?
Datacenters go down, whether they are internal or in the cloud. It's the
reality. Build your applications accordingly.
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