The Cloud Domino Effect

Yesterday around lunchtime, Amazon’s eastern web services went down and stayed down until about 4:15 in the afternoon.

Many users learned that their Cloud services utilized Amazon’s web services. Netflix, Reddit, Slack, Pinterest, and many other major companies were affected by this outage. This is what I call the domino effect of the Cloud – most Cloud services utilize other Cloud services as part of their solution.

From a user perspective, if you make use of a Cloud-based service and it goes down, you can break out a deck of cards. There are no workarounds and nothing that you can do to fix it.

Are there options that can keep you working? The answer is ‘Yes’. And you might be surprised to learn that these options can often cost quite a bit less and offer greater flexibility than the Cloud in some circumstances. Learn more about Hybrid-Cloud or other premises services at


MicroData on CBS Small Business Pulse

Heard about Hybrid-Cloud and wonder what all the hype is about? Check out the Part 1 of the interview I did on May 20 with Michelle Guilbeau of CBS Small Business Pulse.


Another Hybrid-Cloud Deployment

We just finished another Hybrid-Cloud deployment for a customer, this time utilizing an HP Microserver for the on-premises component.

HP Microserver
HP Microserver

Not familiar with Hydrid-Cloud? It’s a combination of local, on-premises equipment combined with Cloud resources. For many organizations the advantages are greater control over data, much faster performance, and substantially reduced monthly subscription costs.

In this case the project also took care of replacing old, unsupported software, increased security with a new firewall, and greatly increased secure remote access.

The HP Microserver is a favorite for SMB. Tiny, virtually silent, and inexpensive.








HP Microserver!

Another HP Microserver is getting ready to go to a customer. These are great solutions for a small business and for a hybrid-cloud option. Small, virtually silent, and uses less power than a typical light bulb. But powerful enough to run the latest versions of Windows Server!

HP Microserver
HP Microserver

Did you know that your organization can rent a Microserver from MicroData for as little as $49/month? Give us a call if you’d like to learn more. 800.924.8167