OBITER DICTA: Cloud data center chaos set for earthquake catastrophes?


With a cloud security standards void to bring enterprise disasters closer?

The ostensible absence of universally-agreed cloud security standards and SLAs for enterprises who venture forth into the sexy and hip cloud outsourcing trend, without implementing an adequate risk assesment profile, is a recipe for digital data centre disaster.

Furthermore, with recent natural disasters, erupting such as the multiple earthquakes last year in Peru, this year in New Zealand, Japan and now southern Mexico, not to mention radiation levels in built-up areas making environments difficult to manage, it would appear that the so-called Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ will make whole continents vulnerable – so where to locate data centers that are home to the cloud’s precious, irreplaceable data?

The cloud conundrum indeed. The only sensible place left to locate such data centers is possibly a two-fold hybrid: either distributed nano-systems, back to a veritable tried-and-tested Client Server 2.0, or, to go to the stars – to launch data centers into orbit and to locate them in low-earth-orbit satellite centers – with the rise and rise of SSDs, the opportunities could be out of this world. Literally.


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