The Day the Internet Broke: Lessons from Recent Cloud Provider Outages
Recently and in a short time span, several large, high-profile, cloud-based providers experienced outages. These incidents shook the internet world—with various media calling it “the day the internet broke”—because it took down online entertainment, eCommerce, logistics, financial services, and more.
Businesses rely heavily on content delivery networks (CDNs) to keep their websites and internet services online around the world. They depend on stable resolution of domain name system (DNS) requests that are vulnerable to misconfiguration and errors. The recent outages underline the need to avoid having a single point of failure.
In today’s digital-first global economy, organisations can no longer afford even minor outages. So what can they do in their redundancy planning and risk mitigation when working with cloud providers?