reply to zod5000
Re: Stop calling it the cloud! Actually if you want to be technical about it...weather..specifically heavy rain and snow can affect your access to "The Cloud".
If you have a microwave link set up to serve a location...and you have a "fade event"...the link can go down, cutting you off from access. Most capable engineers build in enough fade margin for this to be a non-event, but it does happen.
Can't really fault a Microwave antenna/dish for getting ripped off a tower in hurricane force winds!
So while it's true "The Cloud" won't go down, it gives the appearance that it's down.