By Kyle Fiehler, Carbonite
Public cloud companies, especially the largest and most well-resourced ones, have a lot of built-in features for making servers highly available for their customers. But even global tech giants suffer from incidents and outages.
Smaller and independent datacenters are even more susceptible, as they’re made up of the same mix of high temperatures, electricity and flammable materials as on any other server farm, but often without the extensive resources of their larger counterparts.
Even barring disaster, companies sometimes make decisions that affect the experience of their cloud customers. As workforces switched en masse to remote meetings during the initial moments of the pandemic, Microsoft was forced to reroute some resources from Azure to support an increase in Teams traffic.
Whatever the reason for a disruption in cloud services, there are plenty of good reasons for not putting all your data eggs in one cloud basket. Here are just a few.