reply to koitsu
Re: Another example why "The Cloud" is a bad idea. Any engineer worth his salt who is hosting with AWS would set up redundancy in two, very geographically redundant, regions.
The fact several high profile sites didn't and went down along with a single AWS region just proves they should invest more money into infrastructure talent.
There is nothing wrong with "the cloud" as long as your provider is half-way competent.
Disclaimer: I am a SaaS cloud engineer. We don't host with AWS and we have geographic redundancy via BGP.