Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Black Clouds on the horizon

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.

Amazon outage sparks frustration, doubts about cloud - Computerworld

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