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The cloud may be to blame

A cloud-storage malfunction knocking out services shows how much we've all come to depend on the centralisation of data

Thanks to the economic advantages of cloud computing, a few providers control a large amount of capacity. Unfortunately, when cloud providers fail, they drag their customers down with them.

WHEN a cloud-storage malfunction at Amazon Inc temporarily knocked out services including Netflix, Slack, the Securities and Exchange Commission's website, "smart" thermostats and my email server, it demonstrated how much we've all come to depend on one company's infrastructure.

It also...

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