Jon Brodkin reports:
Amazon’s cloud computing service should not be used for applications that require advanced security and availability, the Burton Group analyst firm says in a report accusing Amazon of secrecy regarding its cloud data centers.
Specifically, Burton Group says Amazon customers have no way of determining the “physical redundancy level and data protection” of physical components such as servers, storage devices, network and power infrastructure. Burton Group also faulted Amazon for replication rates in its Simple Storage Service and a lack of failover between data center regions.
Amazon spokeswoman Kay Kinton said the Burton Group report contains inaccurate statements. For example, the report says Amazon lacks SAS 70 security certification, when in fact Amazon does have that certification, Kinton writes in an e-mail to Network World.
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