Saturday, June 30, 2012

I told you so

I never have trusted cloud computing, it is akin to trusting in the kindness of strangers.

As the WSJ reports:

Large electrical storms on the east coast disrupted power for Inc. cloud-computing operations Friday night, causing outages for customers such as Netflix Inc. and photo-sharing service Instagram.

The Seattle-based online retailer operates data centers with servers that manage the Web operations of many other companies, a practice often called cloud computing. Power outages caused by catastrophic storms that blanketed the east coast affected Amazon's operations in Virginia.

On Saturday afternoon, Amazon was still reporting performance issues for what it calls its elastic cloud compute, relational database and elastic beanstalk services. The problems appeared to have begun appearing on the site at around 11:21 p.m. EDT on Friday.

For those old guys like me who had built global networks on their own nickle,  this was always a risky business. There was just a storm, guys, not an asteroid. You should have planned for that. Secon exits, Plan B, whatever! I have seen them all...

Prior planning prevents poor performance ... my father always said that to me!