Reliable Networks - impossible?

2 huge articles from Kyle about network partions and how it affects software vendors and online companies:

Wow… a long list of outages due to network partitions from various companes like: - Github - Google - - Amazon AWS - CityCloud - Fog Creek - Freistil IT - PagerDuty - CloudFlare …. and many more.

A very well researched article by Kyle Kingsbury, addressing the topic how hard it is to implement reliable distributed systems.