Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cloud Reliability Showdown

I keep following enterprise cloud technology and services. Ben Kepes is one of the bloggers I follow. He had a recent article analyzing a report from CloudEndure that compares the reliability of Amazon's Microsoft's Azure in 2014.

The article is full of graphs and good analysis but his summary hits the nail on the head:
Outages happen - there is no way of avoiding mentioning that fact. But as Netflix has so successfully demonstrated, it is through planning for failure that organizations can achieve the very highest levels of reliability for their applications. Thinking about multiple points of redundancy for every service, every connection and every vendor an application uses is a good start.
See my article on Netflix.

And the he puts a point on it:
Both services are great and both show amazing reliability (as an aside, that reliability is far higher than most on-premises infrastructure) - the key takeaway from this report is that not planning for failure is a huge risk for organizations.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

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