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Own Your Own Availability: Zero Downtime During the AWS Outage

The East Coast is still reeling from a powerful storm that swept through the region on Friday, but the storm’s effects reverberated beyond the devastation in the Mid-Atlantic. On Friday, a lighting storm partially knocked out one of Amazon’s AWS availability zones in Virginia — and companies all over the globe felt the pinch. Netflix, Instagram,…

Build It, and They Will Come. Build it Right, and They Will Stay

Wrong: http://youtu.be/kuOj-Ssf4y8 Right: http://youtu.be/arQmNjWsTz0 So, you’ve found the cloud application of your dreams. It does everything you ever thought you could want and ten things you didn’t know you wanted but now can’t imagine living without. It took less than 13 seconds to fully configure, and after rolling it out you found that…

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