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I am confused: they talk about terrorists & critically etc. And they have only 1 site holding their entire system with no backup ? A couple of fibers to cut and those baddies cripple your airline ?

I am pretty sure they would be in a better situation by being hosted, redundant and secure at a cloud provider...

Disclosure: I work on Google Cloud.




Google Cloud has had at least two major outages just this year. April 11, 2016 [1], and Feb. 18-19, 2016 [2].

[1] http://www.serverpronto.com/spu/2016/05/google-cloud-outage-... [2] http://www.informationweek.com/cloud/infrastructure-as-a-ser...


So build redundancy across all three major cloud providers. If AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud all go down at the same time, odds are there are bigger problems in the world.


Of the mushroom cloud variety.


>>I am confused: they talk about terrorists & critically etc. And they have only 1 site holding their entire system with no backup ?

They did have backup systems. Except those were located at the same place as the production systems and the fire destroyed them too.




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