Amazon Web Services suffered another outage that took down the usual suspects, including Netflix, Reddit, Medium, Buffer, Airbnb, IMDB and Amazon's Instant Video and Alexa services. Every time a public cloud service provider outage occurs, there's a call for concern from many cloud naysayers and competitors. And although the effects from the outage were felt for about six hours from the first report, the impact on businesses isn't as great as it once was.
Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Mozilla and Google announced yesterday their Alliance for Open Media, a collaboration to reduce their respective reliance on expensive patented media technologies.
Netflix began the process of moving to an Amazon Web Services cloud in 2008, and will soon be shutting down its last data center.
User network connectivity is no game. That's why Los Angeles-based developer Riot Games took the problem seriously when users based on the East Coast complained about high latency, which their teammates and competitors on the West Coast saw in much smaller doses.
It's no secret that microservices as a way to build and deploy applications is gaining a lot of interest from businesses of all sizes. In some ways, it feels like the next natural evolution of software and services development. But when it comes to security, there are differences in how dev and ops teams need to approach microservices.
Microservices architectures are changing the way applications are developed, deployed and maintained. That presents a whole host of new opportunities that may make it easier, eventually, to manage and update software, but it also presents some unique challenges. Take monitoring as an example.
Half of all of YouTube's video traffic is coming from mobile devices, according to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.
Yahoo recently appointed Mike Kail, who formerly worked at Netflix, as its new CIO and senior vice president of infrastructure.
If a champion of the people was supposed to have emerged from the "public dialog" about how the Open Internet problem was to sort itself out, that champion was difficult to see for all the smoke.
While some net neutrality advocates have elevated the issue to the level of a human rights debate, one advocate is suggesting it be deflated to that of a business arrangement.