I am not sure about this pre-notify system... basically if you're not big enough to qualify, then you are at a competitive disadvantage to the big guys as their exposure risk is less than yours.
New Xen vuln triggers Amazon, Rackspace reboot panic redux
Newly discovered vulnerabilities in the open source Xen virtualization hypervisor have once again sent major public cloud companies scurrying to patch and reboot their systems before attackers can pull off a massive exploit. Amazon and Rackspace have both announced that they will need to reboot some of their servers to address …
Saturday 28th February 2015 22:03 GMT Anonymous Coward
Sunday 1st March 2015 11:51 GMT Anonymous Coward
> Surely they can afford a SAN or two to get shared storage.
In order for the whole hyped-up business model of selling what has been around since the dark ages (shared hosting) as some mythical fancy new cloudy goodness they have to keep their costs low.
As a result they have to use fancy cutting-edge abstracted software based storage mechanisms instead of the tried and tested SAN mechanisms that any sane IT manager would opt for !
You get what you pay for.
Sunday 1st March 2015 03:55 GMT Mad Chaz