I received a press release from a vendor the other day which was riddled with the words "always-on" and "zero downtime" to describe what its offerings bring to IT environments. These terms are being used more frequently by service providers and IT vendors, but is zero downtime even possible?
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Over the weekend, Google suffered an outage for most of its services. Some users -- including paid Google Apps For Business customers -- weren't able to access it for close to an hour. But even with that outage, Google's uptime percentage looks fairly healthy.