1 Year of cloud

Posted: 23/11/2009 in System Administration
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Hi all,

this post is around AWS, my server farm.

November 25th will be the first anniversary of using Amazon Web Services. After an year, I can say that I changed my mind, but this is the end of the story, so we back to the start.

I’m a computer programmer, I love all things about that, and what I found really interesting is the low level. For example, my favorite language is C (not ++), I like to assemble pcs, create myself the boards, cablesΒ  and whatelse. In few words: hardware is my life.

One year ago, I changed my job and I started to work for Reflab, as sysadmin, and they ask me about AWS. The first reaction was not so very good: virtualization of server, no physical contact with the server,Β  mmmm, too much… I didn’t like it. With a package full of doubts, I made the registration and I started my first server.

The documentation was not so good in really, but merging different sources it was not so hard. I’d like to say that my first server is running today, but is not the true: I had to shutdown that server cos was a small instance for testing. What I can say is that start a server takes 5 minutes.

Now we have 11 server online who are running happy and healthy. The counter of fault is less than 5 who required to restart the server. I thing it is a good result: more the 60% of server runs 100% of time, and the other 40% runs for 99.99% of time. After that, we do not have any problem about connection or disk fault.

The conclusion: we are very enjoy about this choice.

As I say, i’m the one who likes to see his hardware, but this solution is very great.

So… Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you πŸ™‚

  1. happy birthday πŸ˜‰

    This is your first comment!

  2. francescociriaci says:

    November 24th will be the first anniversary of having Federico (Cippino) in the Reflab team. After an year, we can say that we’re all very happy about having on board. πŸ™‚

  3. Paolo says:

    ok, looks you will have some more jobs to do from ipi πŸ˜€

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  5. Giulio Rusciano says:

    Nice πŸ™‚

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