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GitHub lost a network link for 43 seconds, went TITSUP for a day

Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

Database replication is hard

The average business that is hell-bent on sticking data in the cloud needs to bear this in mind. You're buying into whole layers of sophistication that are totally unnecessary. One data repository and backups taken during pauses of data writing is all that many of us really want.

Sure, outages consequently mean inaccessibility to your data, but this is the price paid for being hell-bent on sticking data in the cloud. However, if you count up the risk points of failure of a cloud solution and compare that with the risk points of failure in an on-premises solution and draw your own conclusions.

I'll agree that github, et al are slightly different animals to say, accounts data, but anything basic that can be done in the cloud can be done on-prem. If bells-and-whistles are important then you're incrementing that risk points of failure counter.

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