Get Safe Online anti-hack site should have used the cloud

Why in the 21st century are websites going down because of peaks in demand. (BBC News – Apology for crashed Get Safe Online anti-hack site). If the cloud is about anything it is about scalability using pooling of resources to ensure resilience. Famously Animoto scaled from 50 servers to 3500 servers over three days as its services demand went viral and ballooned – with the service continuing to run as it relied upon Amazon Web Services. Given this is a website about getting information out to the public rather than keeping it secure there must be a case for web hosting on AWS, Azure or Rackspace ….

 

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