Amazon Cloud still recovering from crash
Doubts cast over viability of Cloud-based storage.
Amazon has claimed to have resolved the majority of technical faults that hit its Web Services business from Thursday evening onwards last week.
Although Amazon states it has completed its recovery efforts, the company has admitted it will be unable to restore a small portion of lost data.
Promising a “detailed first mortem” on its website yesterday, Amazon said it was “digging deeply” into the causes of the shutdown and it was “in the process of contacting” affected customers.
These difficulties highlight the perceived dangers of companies outsourcing their computing requirements to the “cloud” and the third party problem management issues that accompany such services.
Source:Wall Street Journal