Web Technology

This Can’t Be Good, Part 1

I get my internet service from Speakeasy. They have a good reputation and terrific technical support. Today I got an email from their CEO, Bruce Chatterley, announcing that they’ve just been bought by Best Buy. He’s real excited about all this, of course, This agreement is a major step forward for our company. While our […]

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)

Building on top of their S3 service, Amazon Web Services has announced the beta phase of a new service: The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Simply put, EC2 provides web-accessible virtual servers that you can provision as a service in just a few minutes. Let’s say you have an application that requires a database […]

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)

Everybody says Google is going to build a web-based operating system, but Amazon seems to be doing it too, with their Amazon Web Services line of products. For example, there’s Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), which implements a very simple store-a-file/get-a-file service. Amazon says it’s fast and designed for 99.99% availability, with data centers […]