Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Dec 2009 23:28 UTC
Editorial Now that everything is moving to the cloud internet, you might think that data loss is a thing of the past. Sadly, as the past few months have taught us, this actually isn't true; we first had the Microsoft/Danger disaster, and now we have Palm and Sprint facing a class-action lawsuit over data loss for webOS phones. All this raises the question: how safe is it to store your precious data on the internet, and do you really trust the internet?
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RE: Maybe
by sbergman27 on Thu 10th Dec 2009 17:53 UTC in reply to "Maybe"
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When cloud providers guarantee 5x9's of reliability,

Just for reference, that's about 5 minutes of downtime per year. There are other significant issues, of course. But a five nines requirement seems a bit excessive for most applications. And, of course, the truly relevant number is "How reliable they can be" - "How reliable your local Datacenter can be".

Edited 2009-12-10 17:55 UTC

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