Thursday, July 29, 2010

Amazon Web Services Rocks!

During my two months working on “Hadooping” the international classifieds search engine, I have had the opportunity to test Amazon Web Services. I got greatly impressed by services like S3, but especially by Amazon EC2. It changes completely the way systems are managed in traditional hosting services.

First of all, the system is completely flexible and immediate. You can install whichever image you want with your favorite OS, and start as many instances as you need just with a few clicks, or making hot backups (snapshots), and use as much storage as you want.

Second, it is really easy to use. Much easier than any other traditional hosting service I have ever known.

Third, you only have to pay for the fraction of time and resources you used, with a competitive price. That’s good, because it fits both for small companies or users dealing with typical websites as well as for big companies managing computing clusters. As an example of the small enters barriers and flexibility, you could instantiate a small machine for one hour for just 0,09 $, booking it instantly.

Definitively I have to encourage everyone in need of hosting to start using Amazon Web Services.

1 comment:

Xmariachi said...

Bonito el nuevo tema de tu blog! Me alegro de que vuelvas a escribir y nos ilumines.
Qué tal tu experiencia en mitula?