Yep, Yahoo Mail was down for a totally unacceptable amount of time – much of the week reports say. However, for those who think this is yet another reason to NOT embrace cloud computing – you’re wrong. Any of these large online companies – Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon.com and others have an “infinite” amount of MORE expertise to keep their systems up and running than you or a local expert will ever have.
Yahoo screwed up (or whatever happened) but don’t turn your back on cloud computer (online applications) in a short sighted decision that you’ll regret.
Online applications will ensure your business can be faster, more nimble and run at a lower cost than without it. Hope for the best (tech will fail) and prepare (as best you can) for the worst.
Why was it down? Here’s what The Switch writes:
The outage was caused by a hardware issue in the storage system that serves Yahoo Mail, the company said. It blocked some users from being able to log into their account, and “messages sent to those accounts during this time were not delivered, but held in a queue.” The issue started affecting users last Monday, Dec. 9, and the company initially estimated that they would have a “full recovery” complete by 1:30 p.m. PT the next day.