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Slideshare aws talk

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My talk for the AWS/SAP event on June 17th, 2010. An overview of the economics of cloud computing, with some best practices and worst practices!

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Slideshare aws talk

  1. 1. How SlideShare Uses Amazon Web Services Jonathan Boutelle CTO, SlideShare @jboutelle
  2. 2. What we use
  3. 3. S3 “Managing Disk is a PITA”
  4. 4. EC2 “Sometimes I need 100 servers, sometimes I only need 10”
  5. 5. SQS “I need a distributed queue to dispatch jobs to EC2”
  6. 6. EC2 EC2 EC2 S3 TODO QUEUE (SQS) DONE QUEUE (SQS) EC2 EC2 EC2 EC2
  7. 7. Mechanical Turk “I need a workforce for doing digital piece work”
  8. 8. Financial Implications of Using AWS
  9. 9. Thrifty Price Per GB: Does It Matter?
  10. 10. Failure Is an Option
  11. 11. Handling Sudden Spikes
  12. 12. Scaling Without Effort
  13. 13. Don’t Forget to Breath
  14. 14. When you pay matters
  15. 15. With great power comes great responsibility
  16. 16. How to lose 5000$ really quickly
  17. 17. Shut down what you’re not using
  18. 18. Recommendations
  19. 19. Account management: Separate Accounts For Different Use Cases
  20. 20. Free Fire Zone
  21. 21. Track instances and storage with a wiki
  22. 22. Automate, automate, automate
  23. 23. Getting Temporary Help
  24. 24. Balance Risk and Price Reserved Instances vs. Spot Instances vs. “Regular” Instances
  25. 25. Spreadsheet for reserved instance ROI
  26. 26. Thanks! http://www.slideshare.net/jboutelle http://www.jonathanboutelle.com @jboutelle on twitter

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