How SmugMug lived through the Amazon Outage....

While surfing around the other day looking for stories about the Amazon Outage I came across this story about how SmugMug managed to come through it basicly unaffected.  The article is written by Don MacAskill acording to his LinkedIn Profile he is Co-Founder, CEO, & Chief Geek at SmugMug.  The article goes through a lot of inforation and I warn you now that it is a long article.  I suggest reading it so that you can start understanding the limitations in the Cloud and what can be done to avoid it.  (Tip: Read the links to the Forum Posts.  A lot of the comments are pretty bad.)

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.