Recent DDoS reports against a major DNS provider have brought to light weaknesses when too much dependency is put on sole providers of cloud services. What became even more apparent — and shocking to say the least — was the level of dependency major Internet content providers such as Twitter and NetFlix, to name a couple of them, placed on these SaaS and IaaS providers without sufficient redundancy. Expecting major cloud services to not fail on the assumption that they are too big to fail and should have adequate high availability in place to prevent catastrophic failure begged for trouble. Just as in real life, clouds form, drift along, then evaporate, so should our expectations be with cloud providers.
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