As we are sure some of you have read over the past 24 hours, Amazon has been experiencing a lot of problems with their Amazon Cloud Compute EC2 cluster located in Northern Virginia. PeekYou uses Amazon’s EC2 to help offload some of the day to day operations that we have here on our website. However, we were largely unaffected by the failure of the cloud due to the fact that we have many of our mission critical operations running in-house.
PeekYou’s Michael Hussey was featured in a few articles regarding this, including Market Watch, All Things Digital blog and CNNMoney.com. Michael notes that we have been seeing some problems with Amazon’s cloud ever since December of last year, and that things have been gradually getting worse.