This Friday February 22 at 12:44 PM PST, Microsoft reported a worldwide outage impacting HTTPS traffic due to an expired SSL certificate. They added "Customers may experience intermittent failures during this period. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our customers."
This is yet another collapse of a major cloud provider, IT Professionals and businesses are becoming dependent on.
While each cloud provider has its own high availability solutions, and dedicated staff to assist resolve issues, as quickly as possible, it is becoming more aparent, that major downtime is bound to happen to all of them.
Yet, it seems everyone is ignoring the "pink elephant" roaming across our delicate glass data center.
If massive cloud provider downtime is bound to happen – what is the killer app?
I'd say its the one that continously syncs your data and apps across more than one cloud provider, so you can switch from one cloud provider to the other, based on their availability.
Call it ADN (CDN = Content Delivery Network, and ADN would be Application Delivery Network).
Do you agree?
Who should be the provider of ADN then?