iHeavy Insights 79 – Plumbing the Interwebs

I meet new people all the time.  It’s a way of life in New York.  One of the first questions new people ask each other is “What do you do?”.  It begins to sound like a cliche after a while, but it can also provide endless fascinating discussions as there are so many people with …

Amazon EC2 Outage – Failures, Lessons and Cloud Deployments

Now that we’ve had a chance to take a deep breath after last week’s AWS outage, I’ll offer some comments of my own.  Hopefully just enough time has passed to begin to have a broader view, and put events in perspective. Despite what some reports may have announced, Amazon wasn’t down, but rather a small …

Cloud Computing Use Cases

Cloud Computing may not make sense for all application types.  But as with the adoption of commodity hardware and Linux over a decade ago, economic considerations will continue to pressure adoption. This article is part of a multi-part series Intro to EC2 Cloud Deployments What types of applications do fit well in the cloud? o …