Reliable Cloud host ?

Leigh Porter leigh.porter at ukbroadband.com
Mon Feb 27 03:40:17 CST 2012


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Patti [mailto:tony at swalter.com]
> Sent: 27 February 2012 02:42
> To: 'david raistrick'; 'Randy Carpenter'
> Cc: 'Nanog'
> Subject: RE: Reliable Cloud host ?
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: david raistrick [mailto:drais at icantclick.org]
> > Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2012 7:19 PM
> > To: Randy Carpenter
> > Cc: Nanog
> > Subject: Re: Reliable Cloud host ?
> >
> > On Sun, 26 Feb 2012, Randy Carpenter wrote:
> >
> > > I don't need that kind of HA, and understand that it is not going
> to
> > > be available. 15 minutes of downtime is fine. 6 hours is completely
> > > unacceptable, and it false advertising to say you have a "Cloud"
> > > service, and then have the realization that you could have
> > > *indefinite* downtime.
> >
> > Um.  You and I apparently work in different clouds.
> 
> Since it is the weekend, I can't resist writing down a little equation:
> 
> Marketing(cloud) <> Technology(cloud)
> 
> For some values  of "cloud" perhaps?

Well indeed that is a valid point. All cloud to me means is that there is some abstracted instance of x and that it does not always relate to a particular physical device, indeed, it may well be spread around a few physical devices. 

I don't think there is any implied magic redundancy automatic failover move your instance to another bit of metal if something breaks in there unless that's specifically stated.

caveat emptor

--
Leigh


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