Probably everyone has heard of the massive mess at Delta Airlines this past week that stranded 1000's of passengers across the globe.

Imagine a company this big with a huge IT staff and infrastructure of over 7,000 servers and yet 300 of them are not connected to a backup power source? And just to make everything worse they stopped training their staff on their old 1960's vintage software which was still running but hardly anyone knew how to use it. And worst of all the total lack of a business continuity plan (BCP). This is even more important than the IT group disaster recovery plan (DRP).

So why am I posting this in the Cloud forum? Because all the system failures in the article for JetBlue, Delta, AA, Southwest would be very unlikely to happen had they moved their systems to a cloud provider.