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naperlou
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How is it billed?
naperlou   11/5/2012 11:10:11 AM
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Beth, I am just wondering, how is this billed?  It is good to have choices of cloud providers.  Does Siemens provide any service in managing this?

TJ McDermott
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How well did the cloud survive Sandy?
TJ McDermott   11/6/2012 12:30:00 AM
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Design News has reported on numerous software companies and applications in the cloud.  Hurricane Sandy put the cloud concept to the test; did it pass?  Would the software in this article have been immediately accessable Tuesday October 30th?

I would surmise good cloud design would involve duplication of the cloud on opposite sides of the continent, or even different continents, to survive natural disasters.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: How well did the cloud survive Sandy?
Rob Spiegel   11/6/2012 6:16:07 PM
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I agree, TJ. It makes sense to have cloud servers in a variety of locations -- much like the Internet. But I would guess this depends on the size and sophistication of the software provider. I'm sure there of plenty of cloud services that concentrate their data in one office.



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