The cloud is often cited as one of the best ways to mitigate risk in the event of a disaster. But what happens when disaster strikes the cloud?
We got a taste of this when recent summer storms in Virginia knocked out Amazon’s cloud servers , taking down sites likes Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram.
In an infographic , Slashdot takes this scenario a step further and tries to quantify the number of people and businesses that would be affected by a major cloud outage.
One important fact they’ve pointed up notes the serious consequences of disasters on business: Three hurricanes between 2003 and 2004 caused damage or destruction to 1,400 businesses in Virginia.
Check out the infographic from Slashdot , below.