The Future of Cloud Regulation: The Authorities Take Notice

A look at how regulators could approach supervising public cloud companies in the future.

On February 28, 2017, Amazon Web Services (AWS) suffered a massive outage due to high error rates with its Simple Storage Service (S3) in the US-EAST-1 corridor. The disruption took down websites and platforms across the United States. At the time, a bank CTO told WatersTechnology that their team was “sitting around twiddling our thumbs” because the outage knocked out its main analytics platform and there was nothing they could do, even though the platform was mission critical. A few weeks later

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