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Escape From Amazon: Tips/Techniques for Reducing AWS Dependencies

Posted by Soam Acharya  on  Jan 06, 2013

Soam Acharya presents a case study of a business which relied heavily on AWS and had to reduce its dependencies on it, including tips for avoiding cloud lock-in.

Building and Delivering Next Generation Developer Services Using Private Cloud Infrastructure

Posted by Chris Pinkham  on  Dec 10, 2012

Chris Pinkham explains how to create an automated scalable self-service infrastructure based on principles used by Amazon to build their cloud services.

Defining Clouds and When to Use Them

Posted by Paul Weiss  on  Oct 10, 2012

Paul Weiss introduces cloud computing and its various models, comparing them with virtualization, then overviews Eucalyptus and compares it with AWS.

Netflix: Movies, When You Want, Where You Want, from the Cloud!

Posted by Jeremy Edberg  on  Sep 07, 2012

Jeremy Edberg discusses running Netflix services on AWS: storage, streaming and scaling solutions, multi-region deployments, why cloud over private data center, and architectural snapshots.

From Private to Public Clouds

Posted by Jeremy Edberg  on  Aug 17, 2012

Jeremy Edberg shares the need, the benefits, the pain points and the lessons learned moving Reddit and Netflix’s internal solution to Amazon AWS.

Securing the Cloud: Identity Management and Network Security in the Cloud

Posted by Mark Ryland  on  Aug 02, 2012

Mark Ryland presents and demoes identity and access management concepts as used in the cloud and EC2 security groups and packet networking inside the Amazon AWS.

A Simple EventStore on both Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure

Posted by Yves Reynhout  on  Jul 23, 2012

Yves Reynhout discusses event sourcing and storage, demoing implementing a conceptual event storage model on top of AWS Storage and Azure Storage Services.

Amazon.com’s Journey to the Cloud

Posted by John Rauser  on  May 23, 2012 1

John Rauser presents the architectural and technological evolution of Amazon retail websites starting with 1994 and ending with adopting Amazon Web Services.

Keeping Movies Running Amid Thunderstorms!

Posted by Siddharth Anand  on  Apr 13, 2012

Siddharth Anand presents how Netflix’s architecture evolved from a traditional 3-tier configuration to a cloud-based one, detailing the scalability and fault tolerant issues encountered.

Building for the Cloud @ Netflix

Posted by Carl Quinn  on  Mar 01, 2012

Carl Quinn presents the build and deployment architecture used by Neflix in order to provide content out of Amazon AWS.

Grails in the Cloud

Posted by Peter Ledbrook  on  Dec 12, 2011 1

Peter Ledbrook outlines the differences between several PaaS providers from the perspective of building, deploying and running a Grails application in the cloud, demoing running it on Cloud Foundry.

Netflix’s Cloud Data Architecture

Posted by Siddharth Anand  on  Jun 08, 2011 2

Siddharth Anand overviews Netflix’s business model, then he explains why they chose Amazon AWS, and how they moved their data into the cloud using a NoSQL solution.

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