Amazon EC2 Cloud Outage: Hiccup or Wakeup Call?

Florida Venture Blog

Last week Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) was down…not just minutes, or hours, but for days. amazon aws cloud computing ec2 foursquare izea quora reddit web servicesIn the process it took down a significant chunk of new web services like Foursquare, Quora, Reddit, and multiple IZEA properties such as WeReward, SponsoredTweets & SocialSpark. Those were long hours and days… It was frustrating [.].

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1000 Lbs Web Hosting Gorilla: Amazon? [del.icio.us]

Texas Startup Blog

Tags: S3 EC2 HOSTING AMAZON

Why Cloud Is A Big Deal For Small Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

crowdSPRING Blog

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Frameworks Round 2

TechEmpower

On Tuesday of this week, we kicked off a pair of EC2 instances and a pair of our i7 workstations to produce updated data. We dive right in with the EC2 JSON test results, but please read to the end where we include important notes about what has changed since last week.

Amazon Web Services comments on Texas Startup [del.icio.us]

Texas Startup Blog

Tags: amazon ec2 s3

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Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

This is an EC2 test run on a pair of Large instances. We ran each test on EC2 and our i7 hardware. First up is plain JSON serialization on Amazon EC2 large instances. The high-performance Netty platform takes a commanding lead for JSON serialization on EC2.

Frameworks Round 1

TechEmpower

This is an EC2 test run on a pair of Large instances. We ran each test on EC2 and our i7 hardware. First up is plain JSON serialization on Amazon EC2 large instances. The high-performance Netty platform takes a commanding lead for JSON serialization on EC2.

Google's Cloud Computing Service Experienced a 20 Minute-Long Blackout

Inc Startups

Compute Engine is the cloud service that Google has launched to compete head-to-head with Amazon Web Services EC2, so the hiccup was not ideal

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Frameworks Round 5

TechEmpower

We''ve included Windows on EC2 results as a separate set of data within the results view but caution that the results should be considered preliminary. Prior to installing the SSD, the i7 hardware with traditional magnetic disks was only two to three times quicker than the EC2 instances.

Framework Benchmarks Round 10

TechEmpower

We retired our in-house i7-2600K hardware environment for Round 10, and we changed our Amazon EC2 environment to c3.large instances. Go remains a strong performer in the smaller-server scenario as demonstrated by our EC2 c3.large environment.

More Innovation

deal architect

on the New Florence blog Mail Catalogs: Ben Franklin is looking down in awe Rocket Ship Radio Innovations Outdoor Advertising evolves and thrives Reexamining scientific truths Amazon EC2 Spot Instances Rex, the Bionic Man The Big Data of Pi.

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Framework Benchmarks Round 8

TechEmpower

On EC2, the Netty and Vert.x The maximum query and update performance for Mongo on EC2 is substantially higher than MySQL. Merry Christmas web framework performance aficionados!

Framework Benchmarks Round 12

TechEmpower

Furthermore, due to the modestly rushed nature (at least on our side) of Round 12, we elected to not capture Amazon EC2 results for this Round. Round 12 of the ongoing Web Framework Benchmarks project is now available! A race against the clock.

Frameworks Round 4

TechEmpower

Onion , a C platform contributed by Coralbits is now included in the EC2 JSON serialization test and the results are extremely impressive, clocking in over 52,000 JSON responses per second.

Christine: Jeff Bezos Touts Amazon Web Services

Christine.net

Expo stage to pitch Amazons new web services: SQS (Simple Queue Service) , Mechanical Turk , S3 (Simple Storage Service) , and EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud). On the other hand, EC2 isstill capacity constrained, so its invite-only. Christine (.net)

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Frameworks Round 3

TechEmpower

Openresty takes the lead for multiple queries on EC2. We''ve previously posted two rounds of results of benchmarking many web application platforms and frameworks. The community''s response remains strong! We have really enjoyed your comments, advice, questions, criticism, and pull requests.

Pinterest – a case study in capital efficiency

The Equity Kicker

Pinterest now supports 18m users with growth running at 50% per month with the following: Amazon costs are around $39k for S3 and $30k for EC2 (I assume per month). They have 275 EC2 instances.

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Frameworks Round 6

TechEmpower

The results web site has been improved with test-type and hardware-type navigation, allowing you to share links to a specific results chart, such as Round 6, Fortunes on EC2.

One million HTTP RPS without load balancing is easy

TechEmpower

you''ll be able to see the other test types on Peak''s hardware alongside our i7 workstations and the EC2 instances we''ve tested in all previous rounds. As we and our collaborators prepare Round 9 of our Framework Benchmarks project, we had an epiphany: With high-performance software, a single modern server processes over 1 million HTTP requests per second. Five months ago, Google talked about load-balancing to achieve 1 million requests per second.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

SoCal CTO

The focus was S3 - storage service, EC2 - their compute cloud, their queuing system, and their flexible payment system. The EC2 is very similar to having a Linux box in a colocation facility. This would seem to be a good case for us to separate off matching and making that a more scalable operation on EC2. I went to an event by Amazon on their Amazon Web Services in Santa Monica today.

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Web Framework Performance - Startup Founders Need to See These Numbers

SoCal CTO

I was also surprised by the performance improvement on dedicated hardware as compared to EC2 instances of roughly 10x. In Web Framework Benchmarks , there are some very interesting and surprising numbers around the performance of various web frameworks.

Getting Started with Heroku

Launch Any

What is the cost difference between using Amazon EC2 and Heroku? I recently gave a presentation to the Austin Ruby on Rails Developers Meetup about Heroku. Topics covered included: What is Heroku and why would I use it? How much does it cost and how many dynos do I need? Although the talk wasn’t recorded, here are the slides from the presentation: Getting Started with Heroku. View more PowerPoint from launchany. Cloud Computing

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Standing Cloud Launches Business Edition

Feld Thoughts

Currently, the easiest setup is with Rackspace, where Standing Cloud can automatically assign a billing account to you; this easy setup is coming soon for GoGrid and Amazon EC2. In March I wrote about Standing Cloud ’s public launch of a free service to test drive open source applications. As reported today in TechCrunch, Standing Cloud has now launched it’s Business Edition , a service that enables users to also host applications on any of four cloud providers.

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Fast Zipping in Amazon S3

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Given that S3 has no native support for doing this, the selected files must first be downloaded into an EC2 instance, and then compressed using your toolkit of choice. Our initial steps looked something like this: Submit a post to a web service to initiate the zip process along with the corresponding S3 file keys to be compressed The request is then placed in a queue so that the next available EC2 server can process it.

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Standing Cloud Launches Trial Edition

Feld Thoughts

You don’t need an Amazon EC2 or Rackspace account, as with “appliance&# providers. Not long after I posted about Dave Jilk’s experience with the Pogoplug , he started using the phrase “Pogoplug Simple&# to describe one of the goals of Standing Cloud. The idea is that technology products should be so easy to set up and use that the experience is vaguely unsatisfying – you feel like you didn’t do anything.

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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 43: Dakin Sloss and Ajeet Singh

Steve Blank

Prior to Aster, Ajeet worked at Oracle where he was part of the team that first launched Oracle Database to the Amazon EC2 cloud. In large companies innovators have to work twice as hard – they spend time fighting the system. In a startup, your ideas turn into reality really, really fast. A startup founder needs to never lose sight of the vision, but be extremely adaptable to pretty much everything else. Lots of people have visions. Most are hallucinations.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 43: Dakin Sloss and Ajeet Singh

Steve Blank

Prior to Aster, Ajeet worked at Oracle where he was part of the team that first launched Oracle Database to the Amazon EC2 cloud. In large companies innovators have to work twice as hard – they spend time fighting the system. In a startup, your ideas turn into reality really, really fast. A startup founder needs to never lose sight of the vision, but be extremely adaptable to pretty much everything else. Lots of people have visions. Most are hallucinations.

Choosing Internet Platforms

SoCal CTO

Especially when there are things like: Amazon S3 / EC2 / AWS outage this morning. Amazon EC2 - uses it for natural language processing. Would never put a user request to an EC2 instance. A couple of the more interesting ones: Amazon EC2 Google App Engine Salesforce.com Force IBM’s Blue CloudI'm blogging from the CalTech Enterprise Forum. The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform?

Amazon Web Services Meetup- London

Jason Ball's TechBytes

Computing and AWS, with details on S3, EC2, CloudFront and the other services! I received this in an email today, in case anyone is interested in learning more about Amazon's services in Europe: Amazon Web Services Technology. Evangelist for Europe Simone Brunozzi and Cohesive co-founder Alexis. Richardson will be hosting the next AWS Meetup in London on Cloud. Details of this free evening event are as follows: When: Wednesday. 4th February , 6.30pm.

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The Best SLA I’ve Seen In A While

Feld Thoughts

Machines and clouds fail, even on EC2. My first company, Feld Technologies, didn’t have contracts. Instead, we had a one page PSA (professional services agreement) that spelled out in English that we charged $X per hour, would do our best, and our invoices were due upon receipt. We never had a single legal issue with a client, although we had a number of tense moments which we almost always solved successful by “doing our best.”

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5 Things to Watch at Google Conference

Inc Startups

Cloud services: There's speculation that Google will launch a cloud services platform to rival Amazon's EC2 cloud, GigaOm reports. There's plenty of speculation about possible news from the company's upcoming developers conference.

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Twitter and Facebook

Andrew Payne

EC2 down”). Why do we need Twitter and Facebook? (esp. after Facebook’s redesign, making it much more Twitter-like). One reason: tweets are 100% public, Facebook status updates are (generally) not. As such, the collective tweet-stream is a great source of near-real-time information. Lately, I find myself searching more than tweeting, mostly to find current info or if others are sharing my current problem (e.g.

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Amazon Web Services Meetup- London

Jason Ball's TechBytes

Computing and AWS, with details on S3, EC2, CloudFront and the other services! I received this in an email today, in case anyone is interested in learning more about Amazon's services in Europe: Amazon Web Services Technology. Evangelist for Europe Simone Brunozzi and Cohesive co-founder Alexis. Richardson will be hosting the next AWS Meetup in London on Cloud. Details of this free evening event are as follows: When: Wednesday. 4th February , 6.30pm.

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Amazon Web Services Meetup- London

Jason Ball's TechBytes

I received this in an email today, in case anyone is interested in learning more about Amazon's services in Europe: Amazon Web Services Technology Evangelist for Europe Simone Brunozzi and Cohesive co-founder Alexis Richardson will be hosting the next AWS Meetup in London on Cloud Computing and AWS, with details on S3, EC2, CloudFront and the other services!

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Benchmarking Cassandra Scalability on AWS - Over a million writes per second

techblog.netflix.com

We picked a write oriented benchmark using the standard Cassandra "stress" tool that is part of the product, and Denis ran and analyzed the tests on Amazon EC2 instances. The time taken by EC2 to create 288 new instances was about 15 minutes out of our total of 66 minutes.

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Games Are Different

Andrew Payne

EC2, S3) removes most up-front capital requirements. I’ve become generally negative on most pure software projects. I think it’s very hard to build large value there, for a variety of reasons: It’s insanely crowded; lots of people code these days. Open-source stacks make it easier than ever to crank things out. Cloud-based hosting (e.g. If you’re successful, it’s easy to get copied.

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Yipit Looking for Experienced Sys. Admin Consultant | Vinicius Vacanti

Vinicius Vacanti

Home About Contact Me How To Make It as a First-Time Entrepreneur Vinicius Vacanti Yipit Looking for Experienced Sys. Admin Consultant January 15, 2009 | Comments Off Yipit is looking for help from an experienced system architect / server admin / web developer.

Coming Soon: A Game Of Startup M&A Musical Chairs

Seed Stage Capital

However, with the cloud, EC2, offshoring, viral social media marketing, etc.,

The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 5: Customer Relationship Hypotheses

Steve Blank

cloud, ec2, Amazon Web Services, etc.). The Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. This post is part five. Parts one through four are here , Syllabus is here. . Week 5 of the class.

Things Entrepreneurs Never Confess To Their VCs

OnStartups

Learned from tech guy yesterday that our entire back-end runs on a single “virtual” Amazon EC2 instance. Note: This is intended be a light-hearted piece that hits just close enough on some counts to (hopefully) be funny. Please don't take it too seriously. (Oh,

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How 99Designs.com came to be

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

Consider using Amazon EC2, 99Designs uses it, they get 5.25TB of images uploaded frequently, EC2 helped them scale with customer demand. This is interesting because I personally wonder why Amazon keeps Mechanical Turk and EC2 under the Amazon brand. I love hearing stories of entrepreneurs, it keeps me motivated and there are always great lessons to be learned.

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Cloud load testing

Guy Nirpaz

So far, we’re using various cloud services to run our business: Google Applications – for mail, calendar and documents and our internal wiki Beanstalkapp – as our subversion code repository Balsamiq – as our online mockup service Dropbox for file sharing and of course Amazon EC2 as our deployment environment for testing and production Now days, we’re looking for a good cloud load testing solution.

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How Not To Run Your Own Technology Startup

YoungUpstarts

Amazon EC2 – Computing, server management, hosting. by Ian Smith of Captricity. This is not about running a startup badly, it’s about not doing the things that are not core to your business.