1. Raining pain: Clouds that go poof
Cloud services offer a lot of advantages over their local equivalents, but like any type of technology, servers in the sky aren't immune to failure.
What's different, of course, is that cloud services tend to serve far more people than locally run operations. So while their outages aren't usually any more frequent, they invariably draw more attention.
If you plan ahead, though, a cloud outage doesn't have to kill your productivity. Every stormy situation is merely a reminder of how important it is to be prepared and follow best practices.
So let's get into it, shall we? These are the worst cloud outages of 2014 so far.