Can Tornado Kill Cloud Computing?

Will Natural Disasters Kill the Cloud?

Slashdot recently posted an interesting infographic questioning whether a hurricane or other extreme weather conditions could take down cloud computing and a significant percentage of the internet as a whole.

 

It is true Amazon AWS (Amazon Web Services) recently experienced cloud computing disruptions and a short cloud service outage. In June of 2012, Amazon AWS customers were impacted when lightening struck causing a regional power failure. As a result of the Amazon AWS cloud computing outage, several high profile sites like Netflix, Pinterest, Reddit, and Instagram were impacted with several hours of down time. You can imagine how even a short cloud outage could dramatically impact this powerful foursome. Read more about Will Natural Disasters Kill the Cloud?