Ah, the cloud, wonderful, until it's not.
I've just moved our webserver to "The Cloud" will be interesting.
Cloud management biz Scalr.com was yesterday hit by an outage which knocked customer websites offline. In a post, the company said the problem had been due to an update that included flawed logic, causing server records to be removed but not AWS servers or other cloud servers. One customer got in touch this morning to …
Regular outages and screw ups. The concept was interesting just implimented poorly (same goes for EC2)
It was cheap though. I recall rightscale wanted more than 50,000 dollars a month to do similar things as scalr which was a tiny fraction of the cost. Company was spending about 400k a month on cloud services. Recipe for success there.
If it was up to me I wouldn't use either. Company i was at imploded years ago so not really a concern anymore
Things don't change quickly
All these incidents are proof that the cloud concept works, as far as scaling is concerned. The effects of mistakes are scaled up to match.
To err is human.
To really foul things up, you need a computer.
Imagine what you can do with a cloud full of computers, programmed to work together!
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2021