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Are Cloud Outages the Result of Choosing Price Over Reliability?

August 3, 2022

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Though the mechanics behind many cloud outages are eventually revealed, some of the issues might recur because of tradeoffs made by providers for the sake of cost and profitability.

The majority of cloud outages boil down to software updates or configuration changes gone wrong, says Kurt Seifried, chief blockchain officer and director of special projects with the Cloud Security Alliance. He and other experts see the cloud growing increasingly complex with new features rolled out to meet demand and expectations for innovation, yet the drive to release updates can lead to some corners being cut.

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