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What we learn from Amazon Web Services cloud failure

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 Learning from AWS  incident (main culprit seems to be the S3 design flaw) - we need to develop processes to easily have clouds on different providers and mitigate the risk that one of them fails.


Strategic Blue  "solution transforms multi-cloud infrastructure deployment from a potentially complicated management issue to a simple billing relationship with one party, Strategic Blue."

Applications like RightScale and Besol Tapp will move applications among different cloud providers. They providethe actual software the brokerage dealers in cloud resources need.

What should be strategy to select multiple providers? IMO, the the application requiring  MINIMUM effort to port on two or more cloud providers, are #1 choice for multi-provider hosting. The easiest would be to use Tapp or Rightscale.

We need a magic list of cloud providers customers may choose for multiple hosting for defense against cloud failure. I am paraphrasing Gartner Magic Qua…

What's the difference between enterprise cloud and private cloud?

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"Organizations going down the private cloud path have some tough decisions to make.  (Why Private Clouds Are a Catch-22 for Buyers, GigaOM)

This title question appeared on Quora . The first Catch-22 is to define what a private cloud is Here are some opinions, all valid.
"A private cloud is behind a firewall - the likelihood is therefore that it is being operated by an organization's own data center".  
"The term 'private cloud' as it's used now seems to miss the entire point of cloud computing."

" Enterprise Cloud is a euphemism that a small number of marketers and vendors will use to describe on premise blend of IaaS & SaaS. It is simply a private cloud plan and simple"The private cloud means user own the resource privately and use the resource privately"

 "Private Cloud ... is a marketing term being applied to private IT resources that are organized, orchestrated, managed, deployed, and used in a service oriented …

A "pure IaaS" provider ?

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Revolutionary,  yet evolutionary these thoughts will change the thinking on how to offer IaaS services to  customers respecting their dignity and wishes, while making them richer.
The largest Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) public clouds are increasingly morphing into more like Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) operators.

The customers using cloud services, particularly at the infrastructure level, are also interested in other tools that may add convenience. These are usually service driven; things such as email services, content distribution networks, DNS services etc. etc. So the debate here really is who is best positioned to provide those services and how should they be offered/delivered to end customers? Can Amazon Web Services (AWS) maintain a position where it offers the best email service, the best DNS service, the best database service …? The answer so far is yes

In all categories I can point to products and services offered today that in my opinion are better than the AWS al…