Can Businesses Trust the Cloud?

May 13, 2011  |  

(Black Enterprise) — A data center in northern Virginia housing Amazon’s Web Services Business failed between April 21-24, causing Internet outages for several popular Internet companies, including Reddit.com, Quora.com, and Foursquare.com, along with hundreds of lesser known companies and small businesses. These companies were renting space on Amazon’s massive Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) servers. When the problem occurred, business interruptions ranging from losing the comment function on some websites to losing access to sites altogether started a lot of people to question just how reliable cloud computing really is.

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