On 06/30/12 01:40 pm, Mark wrote:
> Some of you may have noticed that QRZ.COM has been down for hours.
> I did some digging around and it seems that the site moved from it's own
> servers in Arizona to Amazon's Cloud.
> Last night, a HUGE storm went through Virginia, taking out power to not only
> some 2 million homes and businesses, but also integral nodes to Amazon's
> Cloud, crashing it for many customers, QRZ.COM being one of them.
> I think it's kind of ironic that Amazon's Cloud was taken out by
> thunderstorm clouds.
> The same cloud failed a year ago (April 2011) from faults in nodes and
> servers in the very same area. It was at that time it gained the nickname,
> 'The Titanic of Clouds'.
> I dunno....I don't think I would put my million dollar web site on anything
> named after the Titanic!!
I wouldn't entrust my files to any outside service as a backup system:
they could end up scattered all over hard discs that are being sold off
on eBay in a very few years' time.