Amazon's April 2011 cloud collapse marked the first major cloud crisis to hit mainstream customers and media. The attention made CIOs reconsider the security and reliability of clould solutions.
When events like the first major cloud outage roll around, industry experts and analysts use it as a jumping point to compile key takeaways and lessons learned. Takeaways for CIOs, and consistencies within these articles deemed most valuable by a range of industry media and bloggers, include:
* Supplement the provider’s resilience, from the start.
* Demand transparency.
* Read the your provider’s SLA. Carefully.
* Plan for downtime.
Within this curated news page, we include a collection of industry articles for CIOs that evaluates what happened with the AWS outage, how and why its effects varied for different customers, and the technology takeaways enterprise CIOs need to know.