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Google’s sudden Outage Shows Public Cloud Computing Is Not Invincible

Google’s sudden Outage Shows Public Cloud Computing Is Not Invincible
The Siliconreview
15 Decemebr, 2020

A widespread Google Cloud outage that took down multiple Google services, including YouTube and Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) and its Gmail service, on Monday morning is yet another sign that public cloud computing is not invincible. The Google Cloud outage follows a high-profile outage at Amazon Web Services last month that affected thousands of third-party online services and dozens of AWS services.

For small businesses, public cloud is still more secure, reliable and cost-effective than on-premise. Large organizations can afford backups and generator systems to remain online. Most small businesses do not have the money to spend for battery backups and generators or multiple internet connections. That is something that is typical in midmarket and enterprise customers. The economics are different in SMBs because of resource availability.

Future Tech, for its part, expects outages to become more and more frequent as more companies adopt public cloud services. In fact, Future Tech urges its customers to carefully calculate the cost of outages when it adopts a public cloud solution. Public cloud utilization is way up, so it is possible these cloud services may be hitting some of their capacity constraints