When Your Cloud Storage Company Goes Bust…
Yesterday, I wrote a post about the some new cloud hosting companies that will take your data, disperse it, and make sure that it’s safe and secure forever. But, what if forever turns into a year or less? What happens when a company like Cleversafe or Symform goes under? Where does your data go?
It’s the moment you try with all you have to avoid, but there’s absolutely nothing you can do: your shared hosting website has gone dark due to a hosting provider outage. Although you can research companies for months in order to find the one with the least amount of outages, you’ll never find one with 100% uptime guarantees. It’s just not possible (and if you find one, stay away! They are lying to you!).
Amazon averages sales of $117,882 per minute. I’ll let you think about that number for a second. That’s a good deal of cash, so it might not have mattered much that Amazon recently lost around $4.72 million when Amazon’s site went down for 40 minutes this past Monday. But for companies that aren’t as big as Amazon, 40 minutes offline is a big deal.