Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Microsoft's cloudy platform, Windows Azure, is experiencing a major outage: at the time of writing, its service management system had been down for about seven hours more

I worry about the concept of a completely Cloud strategy, I have been working for, around and with Service Providers for 25 years and I have never seen one that hasn't occasionally been snafu'd by some unexpected thing, but when the Cloud providers environment is almost an OS in itself, the potential for mayhem rises at an rate exponential to it's complexity.

Over the next few years this technology will undoubtedly settle down and become a solid underpinning of most businesses but for now we'll be keeping our mission critical servers in fully DR'd co-locates that we control.

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