Last month’s outage of Amazon may have serious repercussions on the future of Cloud-based services and storage, and even business intelligence offerings in the cloud.
Like rolling blackouts, a disconnect from the cloud can kill business. Uptime, especially for a large cloud provider, has to be seamless. Like a hydro plant, it just has to work.
Although downtime for BI tools usually doesn’t equal the urgency of downtime for mail or web hosts, more than a day could be a killer for some apps.