Comments on: Cloud Outages: 6 Things You Need to Know https://www.bmc.com/blogs/six-things-you-need-to-know-about-cloud-outages/ BMC Software Tue, 03 Nov 2015 23:59:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: KawiMan https://www.bmc.com/blogs/six-things-you-need-to-know-about-cloud-outages/#comment-161 Sat, 14 Mar 2015 19:08:00 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=7307#comment-161 Agreed!
I’ve been an IT professional for 30+ yrs. and would NEVER trust my corporate mission critical applications in the cloud!

It is amazing how many people get infatuated with new ideas/technology regardless if there is any real substance behind it. Most new ideas/technologies are fads for a relatively short period and vaporize into obscurity.

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By: rick coffman https://www.bmc.com/blogs/six-things-you-need-to-know-about-cloud-outages/#comment-128 Sat, 07 Mar 2015 19:39:00 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=7307#comment-128 ‘0. Never trust any cloud service, not even FTP and web servers. Always keep a local backup of all files you cannot afford to lose.’

gregge, I go even further. Just ‘Never trust any cloud service’, PERIOD. Don’t use them. It’s akin to the old ‘Russian Roulette’ thing except that you let somebody else load the gun, and you don’t know how many rounds they put in.
Don’t always equate new ideas with good ideas.

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By: gregge https://www.bmc.com/blogs/six-things-you-need-to-know-about-cloud-outages/#comment-101 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 05:48:00 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=7307#comment-101 0. Never trust any cloud service, not even FTP and web servers. Always keep a local backup of all files you cannot afford to lose.

Rule zero always has and always will be true for all remote storage, no matter how reliable it gets. Why? Because the company providing the service could decide to discontinue it. “Going forward, we will be pursuing different business paths.” A buyout, merger or bankruptcy could result in the equipment being shut down and taken away without warning. Remember when Hotmail wiped everyone’s Sent folders to save space on their servers?

I (and every other customer of the ISP) had this happen one day before Thanksgiving some years ago. The company sold out to another ISP in a different State and the new owners continued business as usual *everywhere except here*. In this State they went in on the eve of Thanksgiving, packed up everything but one telephone and carried it away. The one phone was for the poor sap left behind to answer a whole lot of angry phone calls. Nobody was given any warning or any chance to backup their files, e-mail, websites etc. The people who had local backups just had to find a different ISP and hosting service. The ones who trusted that the ISP wouldn’t screw them over, got screwed over.

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