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Saturday June 30, 2012

What is AWS and How Did It Bring Down Instagram?

Last night a powerful storm in Virginia knocked out the power and in turn, shut down the servers that many services use for cloud computing. The servers are part of Amazon Web Services (AWS) that provides service to businesses worldwide.

The outage to Instagram and other major sites shows that despite massive hype and momentum in the Internet world cloud computing isn’t necessarily a magic solution for businesses data and IT needs.

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