[LINK] Coping with Cloudbursts

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Wed Nov 9 09:30:00 AEDT 2011

[One way to grasp what you'll get - and not get - in cloud services 
is to look at the terms offered for the 'premier' edition as distinct 
from the grotty, cheap version you're thinking of buying.]

Google offers "premier" support for App Engine-just don't call on weekends
Jon Brodkin
Ars Technica
11 October 2011

Google is targeting its App Engine platform-as-a-service cloud to 
business customers with a new $500-per-month plan that includes 
"premier support" and a 99.95 percent uptime service-level agreement. 
[The $500 p.mo. is for support only, so usage charges are additional.]

-   customers may only contact Google after attempting to fix errors themselves
-   "downtime" only counts against the SLA if there is more than a 
ten percent error rate and five consecutive minutes of degraded 
-   support hours of operation are limited to weekdays and 
non-holidays, and from midnight to 6pm Pacific time [UT-7]

Roger Clarke                                 http://www.rogerclarke.com/
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Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre      Uni of NSW
Visiting Professor in Computer Science    Australian National University

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