Unfortunately, the recent AWS S3 outage did not help alleviate doubt that some people already have about the cloud.
AWS apologized, of course, explaining that a team member had entered a bad command during the debugging of an S3 system. Safeguards were put in place to prevent “incorrect input from triggering a similar event in the future.”
These incidents shouldn’t be enough to discourage businesses from looking at the cloud. When you are looking for highly affordable solutions for your IT infrastructure, the cloud offers some amazing advantages such as private and hybrid cloud. However, just keep in mind that sole reliance on the cloud comes with the risk of an outage and all its repercussions such as damage to your business when it’s down for hours at a time.
People who spend time blaming AWS publicly are wasting their breath. Remember that these are data centers, and no system is infallible, whether it is public cloud or private cloud. At the end of the day, whether it is AWS, Microsoft or Google, they’re still running data centers, and they are entirely bound to the limits of technology even as they leverage technology advancements. With a public cloud, an outage can affect hundreds of thousands or millions of people. With a private cloud, an outage or other issue affects you. It really boils down to whether you want to have control of your own environment with your own rules and regulations. You can do that with a private cloud. Or, do you want to operate with someone else’s rules and regulations? That’s a public cloud.
The solution should be fairly uncomplicated. A managed IT service provider like AISN can guide you. Until the cloud becomes fully fault tolerant, think about employing a hybrid model right now, and that would give you the best of the dedicated and public cloud worlds. Remember that these are data centers. At the end of the day, whether it is AWS, Microsoft or Google, they’re still running data centers, and they are entirely bound to the limits of technology even as they leverage technology advancements.
Yes, it can be really tricky to migrate and manage a hybrid cloud environment, that but that’s where we come in. AISN has a deep history with hybrid cloud – and especially migrating legacy apps to a hybrid environment. Why not let us help you build an affordable and manageable hybrid solution? One that has integrated disaster recovery would be optimal.
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Jay Atkinson is CEO of AIS Network.