Amazon Data Centers Back Online, Some Data Lost Forever

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lydianoel83

This is precisely why I would never trust an online storage company with ANY of my sensitive information. I can't believe people rely on these to provide them with flawless service! Do yourself a favor, go buy TWO different brands of external hard drives and do duplicate backups periodically and if one crashes, NO WORRIES because you have the other one. Problem solved. No need to float your personal and business information out there for hackers to tap into or identity thieves to potentially rummage through!

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sas281gt

All this crap is why I will never put my stuff in the cloud,  that and the privacy.  I mean anyone with a brain SHOULD know this is a dumb idea.

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franciscomedinav

I COMPARE A HIGH END DATA CENTER WITH A NUCLEAR PLANT: BOTH OFFER A GREAT SERVICE, BUT BOTH CAN EXPLOTE AT ANY SECOND. WHAT WE LEARN ABOUT THIS SITUATION ? WELL, JUST REMEMBER TO HAVE DATA AVAILABLE ON GROUND IN CASE THE DATA LOCATED AT THE CLOUDS FALL DOWN. 

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Keith E. Whisman

Am I just seeing things or is that an erect penis under the word Amazon in the image?

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TechLarry

Ok, move to the cloud.  Save money.  Save equipment.  Save servers.  Save Dat... oh, wait.

 

Where do I sign up?

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bling581

"This outage will force companies to step back and really educate themselves on what they are purchasing from cloud vendors," said Joseph Coyle, chief technology officer in North America for IT consulting firm Capgemini."

Anyone with half a brain should've realized the potential problems with using cloud services to begin with. I was amused this weekend when my dad commented about an article he read that the "future of computers" was cloud computers or remote computing. He thought it was neat that you could just have a monitor, keyboard and mouse without the hassle of a physical computer present. Amazon's mishap is a good reason why cloud computing will never be mainstream. It's a great idea and service but I can't see too many people putting their faith in another entity.

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I Jedi

I happen to agree with you, to a degree. While I think small businesses, schools, and other small organizations might take more advantage of this type of service, I doubt large-scale companies will. The Cloud is just a risky gamble anyway you see it. Eventually, the service it provides will become more reliable, but in technology, anything is prone to failure at anytime for any reason. With that said, I have an uncle, who is absolutely certain cloud computing is the way of the future. While I see it being a part of that "future," I just can't bring myself to bare in concluding with him that it is thee future of networking and storage.

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bling581

The people that are going to switch to cloud computing are the same type of people that are replacing their PC's with a tablet. They don't have any uses for a PC other than to do simple tasks like browse the web, check email, etc. There will always be a percentage of users who need more than what these services can provide and will continue to drive the PC market. No matter how advanced these technologies get they will never catch up to the PC.

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