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Does Bad Weather Affect Cloud Computing? [Humor]

Indian government official Vishwa Bandhu Gupta deserves a Master Class Troll Lifetime Achievement Award for his performance in this five minute video and complete bamboozling of a poor reporter.

Before we ridicule the reporter for buying Gupta’s spiel, keep in mind that 51% of Americans think cloud computing actually has something to do with clouds.

Cloud Computing Is Great, But What If It Rains? [via Digital Inspiration]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/30/12

Comments (12)

  1. r

    SIM card data transfers into the battery !!…I NEVER REALIZED THAT
    …this changes everything

  2. Andrew Ryan

    The sad part is that he is not trolling but actually believe the crap he’s telling.
    And think that these kind of ignorent people are sometime rulling countries. How scray…

  3. Jeremy

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! This guy must work part time for North Korea making the coolaid…

  4. TheFu

    I can’t speak for everyone else, but weather storms most definitely affects cloud computing around here.

    Chipmunks chewing into DSL and cable lines matter about as much, but when those lines get wet, the entire clown computing infrastructure around the world goes down to us every time.

    How many times has EC2 been down due to weather? 4 or 5?

    Amazon is not alone. Microsoft, Apple, Netflix, Instagram, Pineinterest, and thousands of those clown apps have been down for weather or power issues. This will always happen. Very few cloud data centers are built to the same standards as telecom class 5 data centers. Very few, if any.

    It is almost impossible to get a non-telcom application into a class-5 telecom data center. They don’t sell space there. They do sell space in “internet centers”, but I’ve never heard that those are class 5 data centers regardless of what the sales guy claims.

    One of the local data centers near here has
    * impressive redundancy;
    * multiple power substation feeds,
    * battery (managed and replaced on a schedule) and
    * diesel generators which are actually tested monthly for a few hours,
    * redundant network connections out to the rest of the world
    * using different data network providers, and
    * impressive physical security.
    But there are a few major flaws – they built it over a subway station and a parking garage. Think of all the issues that might cause. Just look at history. Tokyo, London, Madrid, Moscow, OKC, and NYC.

    I’m amazed that anyone would put their business app in any earthquake-zone data centers. Simply amazed with that. Being within 20 miles of any ocean scares me as well. Sea level is not the friend for a data center.

  5. Frank

    I lost my sim card, but thank god I have a backup in my battery!

  6. DaveS

    Reminds me of the Congressman who was in a hearing questioning a military guy about whether or not the military’s actions on Guam might cause the island to capsize.

  7. fjkldsjkl

    I agree with Andrew Ryan. BTW Bioshock is a good game.

  8. Sharad
  9. Shaftway

    fjkldsjkl is right, Bioshock is a good game. Brought to you by Carl’s Jr.

  10. Ushindi

    But what if it DOES rain?

  11. Sudo Bash

    Don’t worry. Come to Oregon. We have plenty of clouds.

  12. Rr9

    i got what they were saying (language, without subs) but not what they were saying (meaning)

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