[vcf-midatlantic] Great vintage computer article.
drew.notarnicola at gmail.com
Wed Apr 19 13:09:04 EDT 2017
That's why you need to be careful what cloud provider you choose, and look
at their average downtime. If you're not trading stocks and a few minutes
of downtime won't lose you much money, then you can go with a provider that
only sees a few minutes of downtime a year.
You also need to look at what your reliability is going to be by keeping
your servers in house, as well as how much it will cost. It's very
possible that a cloud service can provide you better reliability,
redundancy, and immunity to natural disasters than you can get in house, at
least without spending a good deal of money. That's when you go with the
On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 12:24 PM, Dan Roganti via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 11:58 AM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > I have to agree with Bill. Given the proper use case, cloud (true cloud,
> > which is not just "someone else's computer", a common misconception) can
> > an advantage. Moving some of our compute and storage resources to the
> > allows us more agility to react to changes and liberates our limited IT
> > resources to engage in higher value strategic work.
> I don't have a argument here, other than to say their reliability factor
> is a total crap
> When you have 1,000's of businesses that rely on commerce and this all
> travels thru these cloud computing providers,
> And the majority of commerce is done online these days
> Yet they are a single point of failure - when Amazon goes down because some
> nitwit type in the wring command line - just recently
> POOF went all business for every one of those companies -- in the Millions
> When I worked in engineering at Bell Labs for ATT and Lucent,
> You are >>>>required<<< to implement Fault tolerance mechanisms into your
> design down to the bare metal.
> This was a long die-hard tradition from the days when the majority of
> commerce was done over the telephone - ie.before the Internet.
> Availability was the competitive factor in the 5ESS and previous models,
> also the BWM Network Transport systems for the backbone,
> so it's not just a FCC requirement.
> Networks have no regulations for Availabilty
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