The Troposphere:

what’s behind the curtain


October 7, 2010  6:09 PM

Amazon does not oversubscribe

Posted by: CarlBrooks
4000 servers, Amazon does not oversubscribe, Amazon infrastructure, aws, back of the envelope, I was told there would be no math, IaaS cloud computing, what's behind the curtain

Amazon CTO Werner Vogels said on Twitter that AWS does not oversubscribe its services. "If you launch an instance type you get the performance you ask (and pay) for, period. No oversubscription," he wrote. An earlier...

September 7, 2010  6:27 PM

The persistent itch: What does Amazon’s security really do?

Posted by: CarlBrooks
Amazon Web Services, aws, Cloud computing security, Cloud Security, full disclosure, Security through obscurity, what's behind the curtain

A story we wrote last week about Amazon’s newest disclosures on its security procedures was sparked in part by a earful from one of the sources in it. Seeking reactions to the newly updated...


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