Last week the Cloud Computing operation of Microsoft went for a Burton.
There was a service outage for about two and a half hours on Friday morning which left millions of Microsoft’s Cloud customers without access to Hotmail, Office 365 and Skydrive and other services.
Microsoft attributed the outage to the DNS address system.
When PCs routinely come with half a terabyte of storage, when the wireless links are flaky, often over-burdened and sometimes non-existent, when multiple-terabyte external drives cost £50, it would seem that the debate between the relative merits of Cloud vs local storage is a no-brainer.
For everyone except a deranged marketeer with surplus server capacity to sell.