Monday, 13 September 2010

Microsoft BPOS Outages

Interesting to see how Microsoft are struggling to build a reliable cloud service http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-apologizes-for-spate-of-recent-online-services-outages/7337

Their basic problem is that they're not building a proper multi-tennant infrastructure, it's still just a bunch of servers that they run instead of you. They still need to have scheduled down-time to patch and update them. Contrast this with Google's approach which is fully resilient and doesn't require and scheduled down-time at all.

I think the choice is clear.
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