It’s interesting, in three hours I’ve learned more things than I learned at any other geek party. And that’s after forgetting half of the cool stuff because of the Windy Point red wine we’re drinking.
Don MacAskill, founder of SmugMug is here telling us about how they are switching to Amazon’s S3. This is huge.
SmugMug has 300 terabytes. Terabytes!!! Of data.
Don is telling us how he’s moving over to Amazon S3. He said it saved his ass after someone accidentally took down a server rack and they had everything backed up on Amazon. See, he’s built redundancy into his data center. Every photo you upload gets copied to two hard drives.
But, Don is getting rid of that second backup and putting it on Amazon S3. He says that Amazon S3 is amazing and lower cost than the drives in his own data center.
More interesting things from nofoo soon.