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

crowdSPRING Blog

business start-up tips Strategy Technology cloud cloud computing ec2 rackspace s3 small business smallbiz

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Trending Sources

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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!

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

Texas Startup Blog

Tags: S3 EC2 HOSTING AMAZON

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.

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

Texas Startup Blog

Tags: amazon ec2 s3

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.

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.

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.

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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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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5 Infrastructure Tips for Startups

blog.adaptiveblue.com

EC2 - The Elastic Compute Cloud Service EC2 is essentially a grid in the box. You then can ask EC2 to start instances with your configuration on the fly. EC2 is a powerful service, but it is still evolving. AdaptiveBlue Blog Installing is easy!

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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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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.

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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)

The Dangers of Being Careless on Social Media

Inc Startups

As he wrote: My startup, Droplr, is completely based on Amazon''s stack, from using EC2 servers where we host all of our technology to S3, which we use for file storage.

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Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

Both Sides of the Table

They then launched processing capabilities (EC2) and we startups suddenly didn’t need to buy production servers.

SaaS 101: 7 Simple Lessons From Inside HubSpot

OnStartups

Services like Amazon’s EC2 help a lot (in terms of having flexible scalability and very low up-front costs), but it still doesn’t obviate the need to have people that will manage the infrastructure.

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

Seed Stage Capital

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

How To Successfully Deploy Your Web or Mobile API to Heroku

Launch Any

Heroku utilizes Amazon EC2 instances for deployments to their platform. I have deployed a wide variety of APIs, from internal to APIs for public or partner consumption. Many of them have been deployed to Heroku.

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Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

Both Sides of the Table

At the time we viewed Amazon’s offering, EC2 as too nascent. Today Factual announced that it raised $25 million from Andreessen Horowitz & Index Ventures.

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The Freeconomics of Dropbox - Projecting Freemium

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Our cost of storage, transfer, EC2 instances, and requests are all based on Amazons published rates and have not changed from the previous post. Web 2.0

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The Economics of Dropbox

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Ive ignored the EC2 cost as it becomes nothing more than a rounding error at a per user level. Web 2.0

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Developer Focus: Dominic St Pierre, Focus Centric

YoungUpstarts

Bunker is a project management and online billing service built by small web application developer Focus Centric that is positioned for use by freelancers and small businesses.

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The Last Lean Startup Bundle: 48 hours to claim $3,000,000 in prizes

Startup Lessons Learned

I chose Amazon Web Services to be our marquee reward, and not just for the obvious reason that so many of you are - right this very moment – already hosting on AWS EC2. The Lean Startup Book launches in just under a week.

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14 Reasons Why You Need To Start A Startup

OnStartups

Amazon EC2 scales well, but now it's even free to test out initially for your project. This post has been ruminating with me for a while. It's not a sudden "a-ha" moment that made it form, but a collective group of "a-has!" over the past few months.

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Why PHP Is Fun and Easy But Python Is Marriage Material

OnStartups

My advice: Recognize that there are things like Amazon EC2 out there now, and over time, it’s going to be just as easy to spin up servers for Python as it is for PHP. I think a lot about choices and decisions at startups.

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Lessons Learned: The lean startup

Startup Lessons Learned

In recent years, weve also got great new options all up and down the stack, in particular things like Amazon EC2 and RightScale (none of which would be possible without the free software movement). Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 8, 2008 The lean startup Ive been thinking for some time about a term that could encapsulate trends that are changing the startup landscape. After some trial and error, Ive settled on the Lean Startup.

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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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The cloud landscape described, categorized, and compared

www.theenterprisearchitect.eu

The best-known examples in the market today probably are the  Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)  and  OpenStack Nova. The Enterprise Architect building an Agile Enterprise Home MDD PaaS Startup Presentations About The cloud landscape described, categorized, and compared October 12, 2013 Johan Den Haan 10 comments “I work for a PaaS company” I answered him. “Ah, okay, great”, and he moved to another subject.

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