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Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft 'Cloud' Down for an ENTIRE DAY

On Thu, 19 Mar 2009 08:10:05 -0400, Ezekiel wrote:

> "Phil Da Lick!" <phil_the_lick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
> message news:M9-dnYoVDt-zkV_UnZ2dnUVZ8rqWnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> SomeBloke wrote:
>>> On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 10:36:25 +0000, Phil Da Lick! wrote:
>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>> Hash: SHA1
>>>>> Azure joins the "crash club": down for 22 hours
>>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>> | Microsoft's fledgling Azure Services platform, a beta offering
>>>>> that offers | cloud computing services, suffered a 22 hour outage
>>>>> this weekend. `----
>>>>> http://www.liveside.net/main/archive/2009/03/16/azure-joins-the-
>>> club-down-for-22-hours.aspx
>>>> Precisely why the cloud isn't going to be as big as expected. The
>>>> desktop PC is going nowhere.
>>> I agree, the cloud is just vapour! (sorry).
>> And its not just the remote service that can go tits up either. You
>> could have all manner of connection problems. Maybe good enough for
>> John Q. who's just putting things like photos and blogs and stuff but
>> for a busy company? Forget it.
> And talk about "lock in" - currently at least the data is on your own
> computer. When all of your data, processes and applications exist
> elsewhere on somebody else's computer you are locked-in like you've
> never been locked-in before.

How long would it be (supposing that the Cloud takes off) before someone 
comes up with the revolutionary idea of a local backup for all of your 
data normally stored remotely. Just in case, for all of us nervous types.

I'm always kind, polite and reasonable....  except when I'm not.

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