Amazon's EC2 Cloud Goes Down Taking Numerous Sites with it

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bling581

I'm tired of all the cloud computing hype and the people that proclaim it's the next generation of computing blah blah blah. This goes to show that it's not all what they make it out to be and that if you store all your data in the cloud or use a remote computer that you're at the mercy of the company providing the service. Should they get hacked, spamed, or have an outage then you're screwed.

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reutnes

I'm going into reddit withdrawal.  My productivity has never been higher.

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DustDiesel

but, can it run crysis?

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ashrocks98

fucking fail.

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Danthrax66

This isn't a failure of cloud computing this a failure due to lack of redundancy. Oh and by the way websites/servers are all "cloud based." Cloud computing for websites and other forms of servers is normal, Google's OS is a truly cloud based service which is different from hosting website at a datacenter. Amazon is just your average datacenter that have been around forever.

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Hamburger

Ah the wonderful dangers of cloud computing.  This news made me remember the last big cloud computing FAIL... T-Mobile's sidekick phone users were once effected by a cloud computing epic failure...

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iceman08

it took down CtrlAltDel, one of my favorite comics :(

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don2041

Don,t worry it,s just Skynet testing the waters !

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