Amazon S3 SLA is here! (Nirvanix dies?)
Amazon has finally released and put into effect their SLA for S3. I know a lot of my readers will be thrilled about this. 🙂
I’ve gotten a few questions about Nirvanix in the past month or so, especially about the fact that they offer an SLA (and that S3 didn’t). I think this probably puts the final nail in Nirvanix’ coffin because:
- Why would you trust Nirvanix, a no-name company, with your precious data?
- Worse, they’re affiliated with MediaMax/Streamload in some way, who have a reputation of poor service. (I’ve even seen reports of data loss at Streamload, though I haven’t bothered to check).
- Just how much is an SLA worth when there’s nothing behind it to back it up?
- They’re more expensive than Amazon. Um, duh.
SLAs don’t mean a lot to us, anyway, as I’ve said before because:
- Everything fails sometimes.
- The SLA payment is rarely comparable to the pain and suffering your customers had to deal with.
But I know it’s very important to lots of people, so I expect there’s cheering and dancing in the streets. 🙂
UPDATE: I get SLAs now. Sorry for being dumb.