This isnt the type of "9" you were looking for
Google's suffered another cloud storage outage. The Alphabet subsidiary's cloud outfit recently suffered very slight data loss after four lightning strikes took out power flows to a Belgian data centre. This new incident is global and has impacted Google Cloud Storage XML API signed URLs. Google what? The Chocolate Factory …
Thursday 27th August 2015 11:13 GMT TeeCee
The whole selling point of this bloody "cloud" thing was that redundancy came free with it as, with nothing in one and only one place and with no single failure points in a global network, you could always get at everything in it.
With that bit so obviously bloody missing from all the major offerings, I'm struggling to see why you'd want to use one of the things.
 Apart from "It says in the Technology Pages of the FT that this 'cloud' stuff is The Next Big Thing. We must have it now", of course.
Friday 28th August 2015 04:36 GMT Allan George Dyer
I understand now. Which would you rather tell your boss:
1. "There was a disc failure in the RAID array and a second drive failed during the rebuild, so we're restoring from backup, it'll take 9 hours..."
2. "It's Google's fault. Look, it's affecting all their other customers too."
As a bonus, if the boss is still angry, tell him you can do it in-house, but you need a big budget (remember to move on to a new job just after spending the budget).
There are only
twothree certainties: Death, Taxes and System Failure.