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Re: Reliable Cloud host ?
From: david raistrick <drais () icantclick org>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 19:19:02 -0500 (EST)

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.

In my world, the SLAs I have agreed to state, roughly, that uptime is not guaranteed, nor is data recoverability. They suggest that that sort of thing is -my- problem to engineer and architect around.

I don't use Rackspace's cloud solution - but I haven't seen anything to suggest that they advertise their service any differently.

The "cloud" provides flexibility and rapid deployment at the expense of hands-on control and reliability (and SLAs).

Perhaps you forgot to read the SLA? Or you can show us where someone defines "Cloud" as "highly available" and "without indefinite downtime" ?

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