Jay Heiser

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Megaupload and SaaS Escrow

by Jay Heiser  |  February 15, 2012  |  Comments Off

Other than some analysis and speculation about how the takedown changed traffic patterns without actually┬áreducing global piracy, and regular reports about the legal status of Kim Dotcom, the Megaupload drama hasn’t provided much in the way of news for a couple of weeks. On the theory that putting the string ‘Megaupload’ into the title of […]

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SLA feather allows you to fly in the cloud

by Jay Heiser  |  November 17, 2011  |  2 Comments

An SLA from a public cloud service promising some sort of recoverability is a crow feather, clutched in the trunk of the enterprise elephant, providing them the false courage to be willing to fly in the public cloud.


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Uh, oh, Mumboe! You have 2 weeks to get your data

by Jay Heiser  |  November 2, 2011  |  1 Comment

Its easy to imagine a smallish procurement shop in which the only person to have been sent a warning was on a 2-week vacation, and won’t get around to reading about it until it is several days too late to download their only copy of several years worth of past and current purchasing data.

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For want of a nail, the cloud was lost

by Jay Heiser  |  August 10, 2011  |  3 Comments

A common natural disaster strikes, the high availability mechanisms don’t work, a recovery mechanism turns out to be broken, and fixing it takes a long time….because it is a cloud.


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Butterfly Wings and Nuclear Bombs

by Jay Heiser  |  May 6, 2011  |  Comments Off

It is easier to build a nuclear bomb shelter than it is to anticipate every stroke of the software butterfly’s wing that might cascade into a cloud data storm.

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Are you buying tickets for the Titanic?

by Jay Heiser  |  September 13, 2010  |  Comments Off

The Titanic was widely claimed to be unsinkable. Unfortunately, belief in its invulnerability discouraged greater attention to disaster response mechanisms. Is the availability of increasingly sophisticated cloud fault tolerance mechanisms leading us to make a similar mistake?

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