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RE: Reliable Cloud host ?
From: Leigh Porter <leigh.porter () ukbroadband com>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:40:17 +0000


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Patti [mailto:tony () swalter com]
Sent: 27 February 2012 02:42
To: 'david raistrick'; 'Randy Carpenter'
Cc: 'Nanog'
Subject: RE: Reliable Cloud host ?

-----Original Message-----
From: david raistrick [mailto:drais () icantclick org]
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2012 7:19 PM
To: Randy Carpenter
Cc: Nanog
Subject: Re: Reliable Cloud host ?

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.

Since it is the weekend, I can't resist writing down a little equation:

Marketing(cloud) <> Technology(cloud)

For some values  of "cloud" perhaps?

Well indeed that is a valid point. All cloud to me means is that there is some abstracted instance of x and that it 
does not always relate to a particular physical device, indeed, it may well be spread around a few physical devices. 

I don't think there is any implied magic redundancy automatic failover move your instance to another bit of metal if 
something breaks in there unless that's specifically stated.

caveat emptor

--
Leigh


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