Monday, July 02, 2012

AWS outage reveals backup cheapskates | ZDNet

The rest of the cloud service crash story
"He said that the real issue wasn't that such a huge cloud-services giant like Amazon had stumbled over a storm, but that the affected customers — Instagram, Pinterest, Pocket and Netflix, which all suffered from Amazon's recent outage on the weekend — hadn't used the ability of the cloud to create geographically redundant links.
"They could operate at a higher level of redundancy, so that these sort of outages would only have a minimal impact on them. It's a matter of cost," Bettin said."
AWS outage reveals backup cheapskates | ZDNet
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