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How is cloud like buying a car?

Created: 17 Jun 2011
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After recent hits to major cloud services, the cloud has been compared to airplanes. The idea is that you’re safer in a plane than a car, but when it goes down it will go down spectacularly, and the impact will be more widespread. However, you can’t approach cloud like you would buying an airline ticket—where cheapest fare takes priority.

In a blog post on Blogs and Discussions, my colleauge Dave Elliott, argues that the move to the cloud is more like a car. Before making your decision, you research the reliability and safety features of different models; you investigate safety; and you check out what others have said. Dave provides six tips on how to approach cloud including: look under the hood, consider your precious cargo and take it for a test drive. Read more.