Let’s say you’ve done your research, and have determined that shifting applications to the cloud makes sense for your business.


Let’s also assume that you picked a Tier-1 vendor for your cloud services.


What’s the worst that can happen?


Let’s see what Alberta’s Health Services has to say about their experience when their cloud went up in smoke & flames:


From CTVNEWS.ca:

Alberta Health Services confirms it has had to reschedule some surgeries and procedures that were supposed to take place on Friday. Access to electronic health records has been affected by the fire at Shaw Communications.


Calgary Lab Services says some non-urgent test results may be delayed and patients will be prioritized

Communiations throughout the province was impacted by an explosion and fire on the 13th floor of Shaw Court Wednesday and crews are still scrambling to deal with the aftermath.911 and 311 services are back up, but telephone and internet customers are still dealing with outages around the province.

via Communications still not back to normal | Calgary.