Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Power of the Cloud, Prudence in the Cloud -- Preparing Against Inevitable Failures

Cloud computing is powerful. And, it ain't just a fad. For most businesses, cost efficiencies alone warrant migration to Cloud-based infrastructures. Why buy expensive fixed capacity servers when you can pay only for precisely the right capacity you need at any given moment in time? (We at Sorenson Media offer our own Cloud-based transcoding solutions that drive such efficiencies.)

But, what happens when the Cloud "fails" -- and how should companies prepare for inevitable failures (because everything breaks now and then)?

CEO Michael Crandell of our partner RightScale -- which offers Cloud management solutions -- discusses this dilemma and offers interesting perspective in a guest post on industry blog Gigaom. Click here to read it -- I recommend it.