[Hot Topic Discussion] A Certain Cloud Service Went Down Over the Weekend! What Do You Think? Would You Consider Multi-Cloud Deployment? How Do You Choose Between Cost and Risk?

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Original topic: 【热门话题讨论】周末某云挂了!你怎么看?你会考虑多云部署吗?在成本和风险面前,你怎么样选?

| username: Billmay表妹

On November 12, topics such as “All Alibaba products crashed,” “Taobao crashed again,” “Xianyu crashed,” “DingTalk crashed,” and “Alibaba Cloud Drive crashed” consecutively trended on Weibo. According to Alibaba, around 19:20, after emergency handling by engineers, apps like Taobao, DingTalk, and Alibaba Cloud Drive under Alibaba have fully recovered. (China News Network)

Did you see the intense discussion in the moderator group?

So, how do you all view this situation?

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Would you consider multi-cloud deployment? How do you choose between cost and risk?

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| username: Kongdom | Original post link

As a solution provider, cost should be the top priority. :yum:

| username: ShawnYan | Original post link

A certain cloud says I’m sitting in the chicken guest basin.

| username: 像风一样的男子 | Original post link

Suddenly affecting global services, Alibaba Cloud’s highly praised middle platform isn’t working, there’s no disaster recovery. Have all the experienced engineers over 35 been let go? Replaced by newly recruited college graduates? I strongly request to be hired to help them improve.

| username: OnTheRoad | Original post link

  1. At certain “leadership” levels, there are no single-choice questions. It’s definitely Ctrl+A to select all, aiming for both low cost and low risk. Any professional would know that you can’t have your cake and eat it too.
  2. Some companies require you to list the cloud resources you purchased during the year-end asset inventory. However, with the cloud, what you’re buying is a service, not an asset.
  3. The first impression some people have of the cloud is low risk and no maintenance. But those who have suffered from it will truly understand, is it really maintenance-free?
| username: TiDBer_小阿飞 | Original post link

Cloud technology itself has both obvious risks and advantages.

  1. It depends on whether your business and data can withstand the catastrophic costs brought by cloud risks.
  2. The best approach is to have one set locally and one set on the cloud. It doesn’t matter which is primary and which is backup, but such deployment costs will definitely explode.
  3. For the financial industry and other sensitive industries, there are also security and confidentiality issues, etc. (private clouds are no exception).


  1. It is more reliable to achieve off-site disaster recovery or redundancy locally.
  2. Evaluate the business or data to determine the highest level of cost that can be borne, and then consider full cloud or multi-cloud deployment.
| username: TiDBer_小阿飞 | Original post link

All IoT services using Alibaba Cloud are also down. Many hair dryers and washing machines in universities are unusable.

This is hilarious, even hair dryers are affected this time. :joy: :joy: :joy:

| username: Aionn | Original post link

The normal requirement is not just multi-cloud deployment, but also multi-operator, multi-cloud, multi-region, resources…

| username: Fly-bird | Original post link

The cost of multi-cloud deployment is really a bit high, so I probably won’t do it.

| username: danghuagood | Original post link

If you have the money, you can build your own. If you don’t, you can only buy so-called cloud services!

| username: 我爱桃花 | Original post link

Consider the scenario and industry, and rationally move to the cloud.

| username: 托马斯滑板鞋 | Original post link

:joy: Now it’s about having the money to go to the cloud, but not enough to build your own.

| username: xingzhenxiang | Original post link

If you have the money, go to the cloud; if not, build your own. Even when choosing cloud services, you need to be selective. Frequent issues should be avoided.

| username: tidb菜鸟一只 | Original post link

Actually, moving to the cloud is not cheap. Our core business is still in self-built data centers. The main leaders also don’t really trust the cloud…

| username: 18515065291 | Original post link

Still looking for a data center, self-building is reliable, moving to the cloud is just being harvested like leeks!

| username: dukewen | Original post link

I’ll choose to build it myself on the cloud. :joy:

| username: alfred | Original post link

Whether on the cloud or off the cloud, core systems must consider disaster recovery and conduct regular disaster recovery drills. As a leading cloud service provider, if you cannot ensure the stability of your own systems, how can other users trust you? I hope you will issue a detailed incident report to the public.

| username: Billmay表妹 | Original post link

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| username: 啦啦啦啦啦 | Original post link

It mainly depends on the importance of the business. Multi-cloud deployment can improve reliability and flexibility, but for general businesses, the cost is still too high.