Given recent cloud outages (such as Amazon), shouldn’t we all be asking who runs our commerce cloud? Is the eCommerce business being run in a safe, certified, secure environment, or has the cloud been outsourced?
Do you realize that to drive prices down, some companies have outsourced their clouds? What happens to your business when these clouds go down? Does it bring your entire source to settle process to a grinding halt? We are all looking for system efficiencies, but when considering P2P and cloud commerce options, isn’t it best to know what you’re getting? Is a reduced price worth the risk of an outsourced cloud?
So what experiences have others had? What can you share to help future decisions?