“Why is it that Heroku, Foursquare, Pinterest, Reddit, Instagram et al are still so heavily dependent on Amazon’s aging and problematic US-East region? Very good question. Here are some potential answers.” via Why Amazon customers might think twice about going east — Cloud Computing News.
This article (and the issues Amazon’s customers are experiencing) point our that the Cloud does not make a company’s infrastructure magically bullet proof.
Contingency planning, Disaster Recovery plans, good Service Level Agreements, and business interruption insurance are all key considerations for companies moving products and services into the cloud.
Are you fully prepared if the cloud goes down?