Dec 17, 2011

RELIABLE OR UNRELIABLE CLOUD SERVICES?


The question of high-availability cloud services (let’s agree reliable in this context really means highly available) pops up every time I discuss cloud networking requirements with enterprise-focused experts. While it’s obvious the software- and platform services must be highly available (as their users have few mechanisms to increase their availability), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) remains a grey area.
However, once you look at the question from the business perspective, it seems Amazon probably made a pretty good choice: offer reasonably-available service at a low price. You’ll find more in-depth arguments in the Cloud infrastructure services: Balancing high availability and cost article I wrote for SearchCloudProvider.com

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