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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

6 responses to “Skype Downtime And The Cloud Fail”

  1. Aswath Rao

    I am not sure whether I agree or disagree with you. So let me share my thoughts and let you decide whether we are agreeing or not. Skype supenode overlay CAN be viewed as a cloud. After all each supernode is an instance in a cloud. The problem Skype faced was that most of the instances were using the same version of the app and they ended upgrading them all at the same time, thereby losing their drone army. A few years back they faced a similar failure because most of the supernodes used the same OS (Windows) and an OS patch made the app inoperable.

    Alternatively, if they had deployed their own instances, they could have selected diff OSs, they could have operationally selected the supernodes for updow a cloud could fail because we have not paid attention to operational details.ates in batches etc. In this respect Skype failure points out h

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  3. Mayer

    Come ON!!!

    This is not accepted for the big Skype!

    it shouldn’t happen with them!

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