Unfortunate name, in context.
Google Cloud is having a wobbly Monday. Its Kubernetes platform and networking services were partially unavailable for hours today, and its virtual-machine hosting and in-memory storage systems had a limited outage. The web giant's Cloud Networking service fell over around 0800 PT (1500 UTC) today due to a power supply failure …
It was IBM not long ago, now it's Google's Cloud and we can be sure that Azure is going to have its problems soon, as will AWS.
I wonder, has anyone done the math on the true uptime of these "services", and compared it to the good ol' local SAS uptime ?
Because being six hours without access to your data on Someone Else's Server is galling, especially when you bought into the fairy tale of Always On.
"The cloud is just a computer in Reston with a bad power supply."
(For those not familiar with the Washington, DC, area, Reston is a vaguely defined area in northern Virginia, close to Dulles airport, fifteen or twenty miles from Washington.)