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Re: [WestMichiganHams] Clouds. Man made vs. natural

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  • Alan Beagley
    ... 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
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 30, 2012
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      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.

      Alan NV8A
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