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Amazon Web Services S3, EC2 and other AWS services

First Speaker: VP of Amazon Web Services – Adam Selipsky Motivation for building AWS – Scaling Amazon.com through the 90’s was really rough.  10 years of growth caused a lot of headaches. What if you could outsource IT Infrastructure?  What would this look like? Needs: Storage Compute abilities Database Transactions Middleware Core Services: Reliability Scalability […]

Cloud Headaches?

The industry is abuzz with people who are freaked out about the outages that Amazon and other cloud vendors have had.  “Amazon S3 Crash Raises Doubts Among Cloud Customers,” says InformationWeek! This is because people are going into cloud computing with retardedly high expectations.  This year at Velocity, Interop, etc. I’ve seen people just totally […]

Scalr project and AWS

http://code.google.com/p/scalr/ For those of us getting into amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (ec2), this is a really cool idea.  The idea is that your load grows and a new node is ready to handle additional capacity.  Once load lessens, boxes are turned off.  Integrating this with box stats, response times, monitoring per service makes sense. I […]