Thursday, 8 November 2007

Will Rudolph Run Over EC2?

Amazon, like most other event driven systems, has deployed an enormous amount of network, storage and compute power to handle a two month period of time. This will come across as a duh statement, but just in case you don't know, their event is the holiday season.

So what to do, what to do with ALL of that gear that sits around for ten months? Lightbulb!, build a product that lets others utilize the infrastructure while it is sitting dormant. So, kudos to Amazon for doing just that. EC2 and S3 sit on top of all of that event based stuff.

But I'm wondering..what happens during that two month period. That period when the 'event' occurs. The 'event' that provides you with 25+% of your annual revenue.

Quite an image right. Rudolph landing the sleigh right on top of EC2 and S3.

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