This Headline Made Me Laugh – and Cringe

Oops, I hate it when that happens…..

Engineer accidentally deletes cloud – The Register Aug 28 2008

I forget where I saw the link originally – one of the many newsfeed emails I get daily, but this was cross referenced in a few places.

This type of catastrophic downtime is one of the issues that will need to be addressed if the Cloud is ever going to get bigger adoption. The value proposition that is used to sell the Cloud is all around scalability and its high availability. But while the promise of the Cloud sounds great, already, pretty much all the cloud computing infrastructures out there, Amazon EC2, Mosso….etc. have experienced well-publicized outages.

Takeshi Eto
VP Marketing and Business Development

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