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Inside Amazon's Data Centers 42

1sockchuck writes "Amazon Web Services usually doesn't say much about the data centers powering its cloud computing platform. But last week the company held a technology open house to discuss the company's infrastructure, sharing cost data and a glimpse of a modular data center design. The key point: AWS is growing like crazy. 'Every day Amazon Web Services adds enough new capacity to support all of Amazon.com's global infrastructure through the company's first 5 years, when it was a $2.76 billion annual revenue enterprise,' said AWS Engineer James Hamilton, whose presentation (PDF) is available online."
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Inside Amazon's Data Centers

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  • What good is that (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13, 2011 @11:10AM (#36425264)

    "Every day Amazon Web Services adds enough new capacity to support all of Amazon.com's global infrastructure through the company's first 5 years, when it was a $2.76 billion annual revenue enterprise,"

    What good is that when their network design is so flawed that a single human error can bring the whole service down for a week?
    Amazon Web Services? No, thanks, I prefer reliability.

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