Reply to post: Re: make a hasty move to another region

Google Cloud's US-East load balancers are lousy with latency

Nate Amsden

Re: make a hasty move to another region

That's not really how the big IaaS clouds work. The customer is responsible for movement of data, configs, servers etc, if you really want to move to another zone or region. This can be a significant amount of work unless you prepared for such a situation in advance by doing the work beforehand. You can certainly choose whichever zone or region you want when provisioning a resource(and be aware of any excess costs from cross zone/region data transfers), but "vmotion-like" moving is not possible with the standard stuff(by design).

I haven't checked recently but at one point Amazon's SLA was such that they didn't consider it a breach unless you were unable to spin up resources in another zone in the region. So if you lose a dozen systems in zone A(due to say power loss or any reason really), but can build new systems in zone B then they didn't consider that a SLA violation.

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