Yesterday, Amazon had a server problem for their cloud-based clients. You can read more about it here. What does that have to do with social media? Well, several social media sites like HootSuite, SCVNGR, Reddit, Quora and Foursquare use Amazon’s services to host their content. So, when Amazon’s cloud server went down, some social media sites did too. Some were down or sluggish for 15 hours or more.
While this was a black eye for cloud computing, it also made people scramble to find their backup plan. What kind of redunancy or back up plan do you have in place if your social media platform(s) go down? In social media, you can have more than one avenue to get your message out.
What backup plans do you have?