Nofoo talking about Amazon S3

It’s interesting, in three hours I’ve learned more things than I learned at any other geek party. And that’s after forgetting half of the cool stuff because of the Windy Point red wine we’re drinking.

Don MacAskill, founder of SmugMug is here telling us about how they are switching to Amazon’s S3. This is huge.

SmugMug has 300 terabytes. Terabytes!!! Of data.

Don is telling us how he’s moving over to Amazon S3. He said it saved his ass after someone accidentally took down a server rack and they had everything backed up on Amazon. See, he’s built redundancy into his data center. Every photo you upload gets copied to two hard drives.

But, Don is getting rid of that second backup and putting it on Amazon S3. He says that Amazon S3 is amazing and lower cost than the drives in his own data center.

More interesting things from nofoo soon.

11 thoughts on “Nofoo talking about Amazon S3

  1. Jungle Disk is open source in the most important sense – the protocol it uses to store your files is open source. They provide a GPL’d minimal version of their source that defines exactly how to read and write to a Jungle Disk volume.

    This means that anyone can then come along and write a clone which will be guaranteed to be perfectly compatible. There is no danger of application or vendor lock-in.

  2. Jungle Disk is open source in the most important sense – the protocol it uses to store your files is open source. They provide a GPL’d minimal version of their source that defines exactly how to read and write to a Jungle Disk volume.

    This means that anyone can then come along and write a clone which will be guaranteed to be perfectly compatible. There is no danger of application or vendor lock-in.

  3. jungledisk being open source I believe is a common misconception. I think it’s “free” but not opensource.

    cheers.

  4. jungledisk being open source I believe is a common misconception. I think it’s “free” but not opensource.

    cheers.

  5. Patrick,

    There are some applications that make use of S3. One is Jungle Disk (www.jungledisk.com), which is an open source product which uses S3 as a online file storage system for backups. I have not tried it but it looks interesting.

  6. Patrick,

    There are some applications that make use of S3. One is Jungle Disk (www.jungledisk.com), which is an open source product which uses S3 as a online file storage system for backups. I have not tried it but it looks interesting.

  7. S3 is mostly a system to be used by developers. I believe it has a REST interface which you can use in your Web applications. It’s not designed (as I understand it) to be used by end users.

  8. S3 is mostly a system to be used by developers. I believe it has a REST interface which you can use in your Web applications. It’s not designed (as I understand it) to be used by end users.

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