Lately, I had to rebuild my personal lab after a major crash of the storage system I use, and even if I was able to restore everything, the procedure I had to use involved many manual rebuilding of the resources. This time, I decided that everything has to be protected in a way that it would be really easy to perform e restore of every component of the lab. I started with the basic infrastructure based on VMware vSphere, and I realized that, as much as it sounds something from the jurassic age, the best way to create backups of those resources was to use an FTP server!
Last week, another outage of a large cloud provider hit the news, and the many companies using their services were impacted. This time it was Amazon Web Services, as their S3 service in the US-East region has been down for almost 4 hours, impacting so many other cloud services that are relying on this object storage technology. What impacted me, however, had been the reactions of other IT people around and the couch architects all over the world.
S3 has been the first service Amazon Web Services division released in 2006, and is still the most used public storage service around. Many of you probably do not even know you are using it. Are you on Dropbox? Well, it runs on S3. Recently Amazon released a 2011 recap of S3 statistics, and as for […]
S3 è il primo servizio rilasciato da Amazon Web ervices nel 2006, ed è ancora il maggiore sistema di file storage pubblico al mondo. Molti di voi probabilmente non sanno memmeno di usarlo. Usate Dropbox? Bene, gira su S3. Recentemente Amazon ha pubblicato le statistiche riepilogative del 2011 di S3, e come per i precedenti […]
Credo basti questo grafico: Non so minimamente che tipo di storage fisico ci sia dietro ad S3, ma mi piacerebbe molto saperlo! Potete leggere la notizia completa qui. Amazon sta anche cercando personale per S3, se vi interessasse.