Wed, Aug 10 2011 23:59
The cloud broke today
Oh sure BPOS breaks. And Amazon, but when a smaller guy breaks... like the colo where this server is located, the SMB community knows about it.
Personally I think it should be a wake up call.
Nothing is fool proof. Nothing is 100%. Always have a plan B.
So what's a plan b for stuff like this? First off learning where your weak spots are. And it may not be moving to another vendor. You know what they say about flying after a crash - the airlines are more attentive. No, I think it's taking the realistic view that this will happen and plan for it.
So you have an alternative email platform that one can use in an emergency that is not dependent on your first email provider? Even an established generic gmail or hotmail account can be used in emergency.
Sometimes it's having redundant Internet lines.
The cloud *will* break. Plan on it.
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