Should I trust the cloud?
My husband often questions my blind faith in the cloud. I’m a huge fan of Dropbox for storing presentations and photos, my documents (collaborative and independent) reside in Google Drive, my lists are in Workflowy and my beloved (!) blog isn’t backed up anywhere… just for a start! I’ve ignored his reluctance to trust the cloud and laughed at his suggestions of the possibility of losing my data.
It turns out that I am naive.
Searching through some old posts today, I discovered, by accident, that a slide show created in PhotoPeach is no longer accessible. A quick check of the site led me to this announcement (and no slide shows!)…
We have encountered a problem while upgrading our servers to accommodate the growing data and traffic. Some slide shows created from Jun 2010 to December 18 2012 will not be accessible at this time. (December 20, 2012) Affected data recovery for up to 50% of our users has unfortunately not succeeded at this time. All PhotoPeach features are still available and we have upgraded our data management systems. Again, we sincerely apologize and hope you will continue to enjoy PhotoPeach. For a detailed explanation of what occurred and information regarding refunds for affected premium users, please click here.
So, now I’m wondering… Should I trust the cloud?
Or should I admit he was right?