I was recently on an island and it got me thinking about whether a set of close islands can support a highly mobile cloud? If not what would be needed to make the Islands Cloud safer from the vagaries of Mother Nature, such as hurricanes, volcanoes, and earthquakes. Can a cloud provider be based on an island? or would it need to be on every island? Only the mainland?
A cloud provider needs several things:
- Large footprint buildings with adequate cooling, electricity, etc.
- Fast interconnects between its various locations
- Redundancy in the form of building, functionality, etc.
- Protections from all forms of disasters