At Mission Critical's last open forum webinar, Bruce Myatt asked the following question, which could be the subject of an entire webinar:

With modern parallel processing, disaster recovery, and other IT fail-over technologies available ... why do some owners continue to specify high tier reliability in their data center facilities designs? 

-Bruce Myatt

Critical Facilities Solutions, Inc.

I know Bruce would like to hear opinions on this issue, and I suspect he has his own opinions, which I would invite him to share.

I'd also like to open the discussion. Will cloud computing cause owners to relax their Tier requirements in the future?