A Hurricane can Take Down the Cloud!

Recently, there are series of cloud outages – Amazon AWS, Microsoft’s Azure, Twitter, and so on. Many – if not most – of the cloud outages are caused by force majeur. The latest bad weather conditions – especially hurricanes – have disrupt cloud services many times.

As storms are highly probably a more frequent occurrence in the near future, it’s important for us who live and work in the cloud to understand the consequences: More service disruptions.

This infographic – published by Slashdot.org – can give you the big picture on the scale of cloud usage, as well as the scale of hurricanes that can impact cloud services’ availability. Check it out (click on the infographic for the larger version):

cloud computing infographic

Via Mashable – published by Slashdot.org 

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