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Windows 7: Office 365, Google Docs go down again, could give pause to the cloud..

12 Sep 2011   #11
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

I've always been cautious of the Cloud. Between the cloud provider and my internet provider, if there is an outage on either end, the cloud is useless to me.


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13 Sep 2011   #12
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

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If it's a Friday night 15 mins before Stock Market close and you are trying to get out of a "Bad trade" then if you can't access your service it doesn't matter an iota if the service has a relative uptime of 97% If it's not available when YOU want to use it then it's a problem.
Would that same thing not be true of your internet provider, your power in your home/business, etc?

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While management can sit back and say we've kept within our "Service agreements" it's a very different story for the end user who DOES get a problem.
And for some home users, if their computer went down and they didn't keep a backup they might be in hot water. If they had some stuff on a cloud, they might be able to access their data from a phone, from their game console, from an internet cafe, etc.

I'm just not in as much of a panic about cloud computing as many others seem to be. In fact, I already do quite a bit of cloud stuff. Lots of my contacts are in facebook, my email is in gmail, lots of pictures in photobucket, and other files stored in dropbox. These outside choices have been very reliable for me.

Hi there
I have a "dongle" as well so an alternative Internet provider just in case --the chance of TWO independent providers being "out of business"' at the same time is statistically very unlikely;

With the Cloud - two providers won't necessarily be "two different" providers --they might be using the same set of remote servers --and probably are.

With my ISP's I know who provides the backbone systems and they ARE separate.

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