Re: An hour of transactions lost? That might be a disaster
We have a web app that talks directly to salesforce. While an hour of data would not mean millions of dollars, it would stink.
But our app is designed to handle outages and a loss of some data on the salesforce's end. We would be able to replay what happened with our web app over the last hour. It's called designing for failure.
When AWS had their big outage, there were customers who were down for a really long time -- and there were customers that experienced no downtime whatsoever. Why? Because they designed for failure. They had their systems running in multiple AWS zones and everything just moved when the one zone went down.
People that think the cloud will solve all IT problems are nuts. People that think that the cloud is crap because it doesn't solve all IT problems are also nuts. Just saying.