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Today in Cloud

This weekend brought another couple of Amazon EC2 outages.I wonder when users will be able to rely on cloud platforms for automatic failover to geographically separate servers without paying a premium for options like Availability Zones. “The cloud” connotes a certain degree of flexibility and global scale that doesn’t fit with running apps in a single data center only. The technology is beginning to emerge already, but will providers bake in these capabilities when it’s feasible to do so?