When I talk to prospective customers about the Cloud Storage Engine for MySQL (ClouSE) the question of cloud reliability often comes up, especially recently in the light of the outages in AWS.
Cloud outages lead to a lot of publicity. Cloud opponents jump in with “that’s why I haven’t moved to the cloud and never will”, cloud proponents rebut with “N rules for building highly available applications for the cloud”, cloud competitors call on customers to move to their cloud. But it’s important to look into details, because not all outages are created equal.
Here is the data I found on the AWS outages in the last couple of years:
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