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Andy Hunt on AWS: The Cloud is just a computer in Reston with a bad power supply (twitter.com)
33 points by tosh 13 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments
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As per the docs on the front page of the EBS product site, they experience an annual failure rate of 0.1-0.2%.

Amazon are very upfront about this and provide multiple means of ensuring data is resilient.

If you’re not using those, it’s on you. The cloud is not magic.


This just sounds like a bad architected solution, nothing else. The same problems that can happen in your own datacenter can happen in the cloud; it's just not your responsibility to fix it. If you lack that knowledge as an architect, rethink your title.



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