Recovery Blog Not Affected by Cloud Difficulties

Posted in by on April 26, 2011

Smart planning leads to good results. Nearly a year ago, became the first government-wide system to move to a cloud computing service.  The Recovery Board and its prime contractor, Smartronix, selected the Amazon cloud environment to host During the process, we engineered a fail-safe system that would keep up and running in the event that the Amazon cloud experienced technical difficulties.

 Last Thursday, the cloud did, in fact, experience technical problems. Several federal government websites were affected but was not one of them.  Because of our structural safeguards, the cloud remained available to host Users on our website were not inconvenienced.