[BangPypers] X-Post: Amazon Web Services User Group, Bangalore

Gora Mohanty gora at mimirtech.com
Wed Mar 23 09:37:53 CET 2011

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 1:54 PM, Sreekandh B <gnuyoga at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Incidentally, reddit.com, which hosts on amazon web services, crashed last
>> week. You can read about it here.
>> http://blog.reddit.com/2011/03/why-reddit-was-down-for-6-of-last-24.html
> Interesting read !

Very interesting read, indeed.

> In my opinion if you are running production stuff in any datacenter you need
> to design your systems for failure.

True, but IMHO, Amazon hosting brings in issues that one might not have
thought about from past experience. I am so glad that my buddy insisted
that we use RAID for databases and for crucial data partitions, on Amazon.


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