Last week, or the one before, Sidekick users lost all their server based cloudy data after some data centre catastrophe (the cleaner unplugged the servers to plug in the hoover I heard ;-) probably).
T’intarwebs lit up with ‘the end of the cloud is nigh etc’. There seemed lots of commentary suggesting that Microsoft/Danger and T-Mobile were all in big trouble with a capital T.
I’m no cloud fanboi but I didn’t join in the assassinations because I didn’t think it was that big a deal – you put yout data in the cloud, of course you are going to lose it – seems obvious to me. But others seem somewhat shocked.
Bearing in mind the apparent miraculous recovery of data reported over the weekend has turned somewhat farcical, what do you think about it? Is it a disaster for cloud computing credibility?
Do you have a sidekick?
I don’t, but if I lost my Blackberry (which I am doing, 1 button/function per drop) I would barely notice. Laptop loss on the other hand would be a major PITA.
What about you?