OT: Question/Netflix issues?

sillywizard at rs4668.com sillywizard at rs4668.com
Wed Mar 23 14:41:58 CDT 2011


"Lyndon Nerenberg (VE6BBM/VE7TFX)"  <lyndon at orthanc.ca> wrote:

> > Guess that move to Amazon EC2 wasn't such a good idea. First reddit,
> > now netflix.
> > http://techblog.netflix.com/2010/12/four-reasons-we-choose-amazons-cloud-as.html
>
> FWIW, at $DAYJOB we haven't been able to run out a pool of a couple of
> dozen EC2 instances for more than two weeks (since last June) without
> at least one of them going down.  The same number of hardware servers
> we ran ourselves in Peer1 ran for a couple of years with no unplanned
> outages.
>
> Amortized over five years, Peer1 colo + hardware is also cheaper than
> the equivalent EC2 cost.
>
> Hey everyone! Join the cloud, and stand in the pissing rain.
>
> --lyndon
>
Interesting, because we run 120 with almost no issues whatsoever (3 failures over the past 12 months, none of which caused downtime). I've never had an EBS volume fail in the 18 months we've used them. IMHO, the "issues" with the cloud are almost always at a layer above the infrastructure.

--L




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