Storm Raises Worries on Cloud Computing
Excerpt: Outages at an Amazon.com data center in Ashburn, Va., caused by last weekend’s storm have prompted some congressional officials to question whether the federal government is moving too swiftly to put important data on private-sector cloud computing servers. The outages affected companies such as Netflix and Pinterest, not the government. But several federal agencies have moved email and other services to cloud servers, which are housed at remote data centers and typically managed by technology companies, such as Amazon or Google.
- Amazon Says Data Center Power Back After Storm Outage – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Amazon’s Explains Cloud Computing Snafu (blogs.wsj.com)
- Amazon Cloud: Is the Sky Really Falling? (sys-con.com)
- Netflix, Instagram, Pinterest knocked out by storm-related power outage at Amazon (digitaltrends.com)