The Day Google Died

“Is your Drive working?”

“No. Why? Wait, what’s going on?”

“Mine either. I can’t do any work. Everything is on the drive. EVERYTHING.”

“Is this what the end of the world feels like? An apocalypse?”

“More like a #GooglePocolypse.”

“I guess that means we have to take the afternoon off. Prime time happy hour time!”

“I…I don’t know. I wasn’t prepared for this. Do I need to gather supplies? Lay fetal position in my bed until it passes? Pray to the Google gods? WHAT DO I DO?!”

This is where we are at right now. And yes, “GooglePocolypse” i.e. the Google Drive Outage is actually trending on Twitter right now. Check it out here.

Jokes aside, this really makes you think. How much of what we do, how we connect and share information, is at the hands of this “cloud”? When the Drive goes on hiatus for 5 minutes, an hour, or, God forbid, a day what are we left with? Do we stare blankly at our “Failure to load” messages and wait for a miracle? Cry while feeling lost and alone? 

At FluentStream we don’t want dropped calls, failed emails, or any of those unfortunate things when the Internet or power goes out. So over here we have done a couple of things to make sure we will never see #PhonePocolypse trending on Twitter. Ever.

How do we do this?

We have failover tools, geographically dispersed infrastructure, and built-in disaster recovery.

In terms of robust redundancy/ disaster recovery capability, FluentStream uses a variety of Tier 4 datacenter locations with access to last mile handoffs across all major carrier networks in the US and Canada. We have fully redundant service nodes in 15 locations around the US. 

Each of these locations is self-sustaining and capable of independently operating in the event of a fault or a failure in any other location. All of FluentStream’s phones and network devices are capable of failing over between these locations in an automated and nearly instantaneous manner with nothing needed by the users to make this happen. 

Basically, what I am trying to say is: we got you covered.