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. In 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. amazon aws cloud computing ec2 foursquare izea quora reddit web services

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Frameworks Round 2

TechEmpower

Last week, we posted the results of benchmarking several web application development and frameworks. On Tuesday of this week, we kicked off a pair of EC2 instances and a pair of our i7 workstations to produce updated data. First up is data from the EC2 m1.large instances.

Trending Sources

Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

This is an EC2 test run on a pair of Large instances. Among the many factors to consider when choosing a web development framework, raw performance is easy to objectively measure. We ran each test on EC2 and our i7 hardware. Starting again with EC2. Web servers.

Frameworks Round 1

TechEmpower

You are viewing the first round of web application framework benchmarks. This is an EC2 test run on a pair of Large instances. Among the many factors to consider when choosing a web development framework, raw performance is easy to objectively measure. Starting again with EC2.

How To Successfully Deploy Your Web or Mobile API to Heroku

Launch Any

Heroku is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that offers managed services for the deployment, management, and scaling of web applications. Heroku utilizes Amazon EC2 instances for deployments to their platform. a web application) or service (e.g.

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Frameworks Round 5

TechEmpower

We have posted Round 5 of our ongoing project measuring the performance of web application frameworks and platforms. 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.

Frameworks Round 4

TechEmpower

We’ve posted Round 4 of our ongoing project measuring the performance of many web application frameworks and platforms. As with previous rounds, the developer community has contributed several additional frameworks for Round 4, bringing the total to 57!

One million HTTP RPS without load balancing is easy

TechEmpower

It''s possible even higher numbers would be reported had we tested a purpose-built static web server such as nginx. Undertow is the lightweight Java web application server used in WildFly. 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.

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

Texas Startup Blog

Tags: S3 EC2 HOSTING AMAZON

Framework Benchmarks Round 8

TechEmpower

Merry Christmas web framework performance aficionados! What better way to celebrate the holidays than by cheering on your favorites as they race through a variety of application fundamentals in the biggest web platform grudge match of the season? On EC2, the Netty and Vert.x

How Not To Run Your Own Technology Startup

YoungUpstarts

The world has changed a lot lately and just about every aspect of a technology company – and especially a web-based company – can be “moved out” to a web-based application provider at a lower cost than doing it yourself. by Ian Smith of Captricity.

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Web Framework Performance - Startup Founders Need to See These Numbers

SoCal CTO

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

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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

SoCal CTO

I went to an event by Amazon on their Amazon Web Services in Santa Monica today. 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.

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The Economics of Dropbox

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Web 2.0 Given that Dropbox uses Amazon Web Services as their hosting platform, along with S3 for document storage, some rough cost figures are fairly easy to come by. 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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Amazon Web Services comments on Texas Startup [del.icio.us]

Texas Startup Blog

This is Web-Scale. Tags: amazon ec2 s3

Frameworks Round 3

TechEmpower

We''ve previously posted two rounds of results of benchmarking many web application platforms and frameworks. Openresty takes the lead for multiple queries on EC2. The community''s response remains strong!

Frameworks Round 6

TechEmpower

July marks the fourth month of our ongoing project measuring the performance of web application frameworks and platforms. The results web site now includes a "framework overhead" chart inspired by comments from Hacker News user goodwink.

Christine: Jeff Bezos Touts Amazon Web Services

Christine.net

Quick Followup: VCTips at Web 2.0 « Astia Names VC Diversity Award Winners | Main | Spock is Tops at Web 2.0 Expo Launch Pad » Jeff Bezos Touts Amazon Web Services Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com hopped up to the Web 2.0 Christine (.net)

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. But he intends to deploy a mobile web app version for now; native apps are still in the development pipeline.

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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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Framework Benchmarks Round 12

TechEmpower

Round 12 of the ongoing Web Framework Benchmarks project is now available! 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.

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. At Aster Data Systems, Ajeet and his team ran into challenges trying to transition their product to mainstream customers: We had a lot of success working with large web companies. 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.

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. At Aster Data Systems, Ajeet and his team ran into challenges trying to transition their product to mainstream customers: We had a lot of success working with large web companies. 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.

Fast Zipping in Amazon S3

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

For the last little while I’ve been working on moving some of our services to Amazon Web Services, with my most recent work focusing on document storage. 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. Once the next available EC2 instance pops the entry off the queue, it begins downloading the files from S3 and building the final zip.

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5 Infrastructure Tips for Startups

blog.adaptiveblue.com

Building large-scale web system was a black-magic exercise, which started with buying hardware and building a farm in your basement. Specifically, 4 services make it easier to build large-scale web applications. You then can ask EC2 to start instances with your configuration on the fly.

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5 Things to Watch at Google Conference

Inc Startups

How are they going to unify their screens and experiences across web and devices?" Cloud services: There's speculation that Google will launch a cloud services platform to rival Amazon's EC2 cloud, GigaOm reports.

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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. Computing and AWS, with details on S3, EC2, CloudFront and the other services! 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. Computing and AWS, with details on S3, EC2, CloudFront and the other services! 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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Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

Both Sides of the Table

We had to buy Oracle database licenses, UNIX servers, a Sun Solaris operating system, web servers, load balancers, EMC storage, disk mirrors for redundancy and had to commit to a year-long hosting agreement at places such as Exodus. At least in the consumer & business web.

Cloud: A truly nebulous term

Active Garage

The thing is, almost all of what we use on the web today exists ‘in the cloud’ at some level or another. Oh, and when you reach wherever it is that you Internet buzzwords fade away to, please do say hello to our old friend “ Web 2.0 ”, will you?

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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. What’s the conversion rate of a random web visitor to trial?

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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., I’ve worked with startups for more than a decade now-- through both Web 1.0

Startup Tools

steveblank.com

automatic links to generated images Rietveld - asynchronous code reviews on changesets Tech*if*er0*urs – blog on roadmap for learning rails Best free programming books Project Management Basecamp - web-based project management and collaboration tool.

The Freeconomics of Dropbox - Projecting Freemium

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Web 2.0 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 The Minimum Viable Product Dissected Lean Office Design for the Bootstrapped Startup Porter's Five Forces, Web 2.0

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

Both Sides of the Table

We put all of this infrastructure in an Exodus web hosting facility and had to pay for rack space, bandwidth and some management services if a disk failed, for example. At the time we viewed Amazon’s offering, EC2 as too nascent.

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Why PHP Is Fun and Easy But Python Is Marriage Material

OnStartups

4) It was lingua franca on the web. During my 2+ years of PHP development, I launched a bunch of web applications. It’s close to the de-facto choice for web frameworks in Python. It’s particularly bad when it comes to web frameworks.

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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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Startup Resources

www.vccafe.com

Amazon Web Services. Web Tools: Hereâ??s We have an iOS SDK as well, for web-web, mobile-mobile, web-mobile video chat and video messaging. Twilio : Need to call/txt get a phone number from your web/mobile application? Web frameworks. Amazon EC2.

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). The Lean Startup Intensive is tomorrow at Web 2.0. ► April (11) Video update on the Startup Visa Act Lean Enterprise Institute webinar, April 28 Four myths about the Lean Startup Sneak preview, KISSmetrics (and more) Sneak preview, Grockit The Lean Startup Intensive at Web 2.0

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