The Hub Commentary_
Outages always make for big headlines and make for good examples of the cost of visibility and management. I read these articles with positive thoughts and still see cloud computing as the future and those who are bold took advantage of growing business earlier rather than later.
As noted in the first article, some of these organizations would not be where they are today with their business if they had not leveraged new deployment options as fast as they did. In a previous post, I discussed mapping your services based upon business value and cost and how to manage those services and selecting deployment options. It’s a balancing act of how bold and how much of a risk you take to grow your business with cutting edge technology. The balance to strike is how much you spend to have a DR or back-up plan for an event like this as you know they will happen.
Outages will occur and this shouldn’t push folks to write unwieldy service level agreements as you pay for those by pushing the risk back to the provider. I would suggest that spend would be more wisely spent on a back-up provider to account for hiccups in a cost effective manner.
My hat still goes off to those embracing the cloud and growing their business as a result with agile technologies and there are learnings to plan for moving forward.
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A partial failure at Amazon Web Services’ cloud-computing infrastructure brought down some Internet operations today, including the Web sites of Quora and Reddit. (Read Full Article…)
Amazon reports this morning that it is making progress in restoring full service to customers of its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Relational Database Service in the eastern portion of the country after a rocky stretch of trouble that began sometime before midnight. (Read Full Article…)