The AWS Outage: The Cloud’s Shining Moment – O’Reilly Broadcast:
I think the biggest failure with Amazon’s outtage is of communication.
It’s an interesting read. My biggest take away is that cloud deployment is another tool, another option, but just like with on premises, don’t assume that anything is guaranteed.
Don’t trust your vendors. Get the gory details. Test. Don’t assume. Yeah you need to be testing using the cloud and what it means, because it doesn’t always mean better, sometimes it just means different.