Friday, November 30, 2012

The History of Amazon EC2

In 1976, Space Aliens worried about future business synergy created Amazon EC2 out of spare non-existent and infinite computer resources using quantum time dilation tunnelling effects ... or was it?

There are many myths about EC2, my favourite includes the selling of Amazon spare capacity. It's always a good idea to talk to the people involved.

For the origins of Amazon EC2 - read here

For how it got built - read here

'Nuff said.

2 comments:

Bryan McLellan said...

Also, Werner Vogels on Quora:

http://www.quora.com/Amazon/How-and-why-did-Amazon-get-into-the-cloud-computing-business/answer/Werner-Vogels

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Too bad I couldn't watch the video for now. The article was enough, and I find the history very interesting, since we just discussed about it a while ago. Hopefully web designers like me would find more interest in the histories of what they're dealing with now. - Sophia