Gmail down! Understand your cloud.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

I am sure you have heard of Gmail's outage yesterday and the ensuing twitter explosion, I will be commenting a little later on the use of Twitter and other social media sites to get the message out, and apologize to our customers.

I write this post to point back to a post I made a week or so ago about cloud computing and understanding what you are getting into.

Google will be refunding corporate buyers 3 days of cost of the service, but like any commodity business this will be far less than the cost of the impact the outage had on most businesses.

If you are thinking of getting deep into the cloud, make sure you are not the company without a generator when the power goes out, all the electric company will do is offer apologies and your bill will be a little cheaper that month.


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