Amazonian Architecture

30 07 2007

While the client-side image editors grab the limelight on flauntR, they are not the only “cool technology” we use.

It may be of interest to some of our users that our service runs on Amazon’s EC2 and S3 systems. The S3 flie storagesystems have definitely proved to be a great choice, especially now that our service is growing so quickly. We have relatively low costs on hard disc space and almost infinite scalability, not to mention all that secure backup stuff that amazon offers.

EC2 has been a slightly different story. Since the service is in Beta we have had to spend significant time in ensuring that it meets our demands. And technically it is not the easiest to work with. But all in all it is something we are at present happy with.

If there was a prize for coolest technology of 2006, then we definitely would name Amazon’s S3 and EC2 ahead of all those IPTV and social networking stuff. The impact of Amazon’s infrastrcture we believe is a true game changer when it comes to helping start-ups launch “robust services at low cost” .

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