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Take care,

Jay

Cloud computing infrastructures will routinely fail, panel says
By Rachel King | June 23, 2011, 3:00am PDT

Cloud computing infrastructures will routinely fail, panel says | ZDNet

The major theme being discussed at GigaOm’s Structure conference in San Francisco this week is the future of cloud computing. Most of us can agree that we’re still in the nascent stages of this technology, and that there are a lot of pitfalls to overcome still. But many Silicon Valley players argue that we need to accept the failures of the cloud to learn from them.

While moderating a “guru panel” dubbed “What can the Enterprise Learn from Webscale?” on Wednesday, Facebook’s VP of Technical Operations Jonathan Heiliger said that “web businesses are designed to fail,” meaning that the fundamental components are going to fail, but that the apps should be built to under scale this failure.