Scalability & HA

Reddit’s downtime & resurrection of the Cloud Question!

So the Reddit was down for 6 hours and it brought back the question mark back to the “Cloud”. A big one.

Reddit attributed their downtime to the cloud or specifically to Amazon EBS cloud! Reddit being an extremely popular website may not be able to afford another such showdown and need to think on their feet fast. And so do others on the cloud!

In last couple of years, Cloud saw an explosive growth in terms of both adaptation and more so in buzzworld. There is no doubt about the flexibility, convenience and self-start clouds provides. BUT, the problem lies with the perception and buzzword around Cloud presenting it as “The Solution”.




Will be back with more on cloud later.

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