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Discussion on: Introduction to Cloud Storage for Developers

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Vincent Milum Jr

Something to keep in mind, all of those 9s for reliability are inaccurate. Earlier this year, there was a hiccup with an account on one of these cloud providers, the account was turned off, so it meant 100 precent down because the account was wrongfully and simply "turned off" - account security is now the #1 threat to resilience. I'd personally recommend having data stored across multiple cloud providers and using tech that result shifts between them. Besides this specific incident, each of the cloud providers have had their fair share of significant outages in general, so while data isn't "lost", down time is still down time, no new data is arriving, which can be seen as a different form of data loss.