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Phil_Britt
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Phil_Britt,
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3/22/2018 | 10:29:13 PM
Unlikely, But....
As you point out, much would have to go down for an entire cloud service (like AWS) to go down, but, as someone who had three 100-year storms in my first 15 years in my home, I know that worst-case scenarios can and do happen. That and keeping a vendor on its toes is a good argument to have a couple of cloud providers.
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[email protected],
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3/15/2018 | 11:33:17 AM
Re: Think possible
While any technology can suffer major issue I would hope that these major cloud services have disaster recovery plans in place and planned time to roll over so that businesses that work with them are not shut down. Someone who has negotiated a contract would know for sure. When I do business with any vendor I  have a clear understanding of their disaster recovery process and how it would be handled. I can't believe either of these large businesses is completely vulnerable.
Joe Stanganelli
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3/14/2018 | 3:53:41 PM
Re: Think possible
@Michelle: At the same time, don't think that hackers (particularly nation-state-backed groups) aren't working on this very capability. It may take a while considering the rapid development and deployment of network virtualization, but providers will still have to work -- and innovate -- hard to stay a few steps ahead of the bad guys.
Joe Stanganelli
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3/14/2018 | 3:52:00 PM
Re: Think possible
@kq4ym:

> That's the gambler's dilemna, how much to bet on such an event not knowing the odds of it happening.

Having recently re-binged the US version of The Office, I think this quote by Kevin Malone says it all: (link)
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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3/14/2018 | 3:46:41 PM
What if the sky falls?
Sure, small outages happen, but an entire cloud takedown? That's about as likely as any of the world's top companies suddenly going bellyup (which, granted, almost happened around the time of the 2008 crash).

Seems to me that the most likely scenario for a major cloud platform going entirely bust is a Carrington Event -- and if that happens, we'll have a LOT more to worry about than the mere $15-20bil. in losses Lloyd's estimates.

P.S. -- Good to see Sjvn writing for Enterprise Cloud News!

kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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3/14/2018 | 2:39:00 PM
Re: Think possible
This surely is one of the classic Black Swan events that one can't predict but should be very aware of an outlying event like this actually happening and be prepared for it. That's the gambler's dilemna, how much to bet on such an event not knowing the odds of it happening.
Michelle
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Michelle,
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3/9/2018 | 3:22:08 PM
Think possible
Are we looking at a probable sci-fi thriller plot? I think we are... 

Considering what it might take to pull down a whole service like Amazon's, it would have to be done in the realm of fiction (or so we hope).


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