THE SQL Server Blog Spot on the Web

Welcome to SQLblog.com - The SQL Server blog spot on the web Sign in | |
in Search

John Paul Cook

SQL Azure, the cloud, and Comcast

Microsoft upped the level of service for my SQL Azure account. I can think of things I’d like to do, but there isn’t any point with Comcast as my ISP. This is the problem with cloud based services – the ISP is the weak link. I can make a PowerPoint slide of a grand plan, but it is all for naught when connectivity can’t be taken for granted. My connection speed has dropped from 30++ mbps to under 5 mbps while my monthly bill has gone up. It took over half an hour of my lost time for Comcast to suggest sending out a technician. The issue was not resolved because I literally ran out of available free time to continue the discussion.

I think cloud based solutions are great in theory, but not so great when implemented in the real world. ISPs act like utilities, but have nowhere near the level of service reliability gas and electric utilities are known for.

Published Tuesday, December 13, 2011 5:59 PM by John Paul Cook

Comment Notification

If you would like to receive an email when updates are made to this post, please register here

Subscribe to this post's comments using RSS

Comments

No Comments

Leave a Comment

(required) 
(required) 
Submit

About John Paul Cook

John Paul Cook is a Technology Solution Professional for Microsoft's data platform and works out of Microsoft's Houston office. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He is experienced in Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database application design, development, and implementation. He has spoken at many conferences including Microsoft TechEd and the SQL PASS Summit. He has worked in oil and gas, financial, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. John is also a Registered Nurse who graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics and is an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society. He volunteers as a nurse at safety net clinics. Contributing author to SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2.

This Blog

Syndication

Powered by Community Server (Commercial Edition), by Telligent Systems
  Privacy Statement