April 26, 2011 - by jacksonwest
If you were hoping for Amazon to mention their prolonged Web Services outage during the company's quarterly earnings call today, you were probably left disappointed. While waiting for a sign from Seattle, David and Jason invited Bryan to the studio to provide color commentary. Topics of discussion include the problems with network storage and abstracting physical disks, some historical context and personal experience with outages, concern over folks conflating "the cloud" in general with AWS in particular and the estimated economic impact of lost Pez dispenser transactions.
Musical selections this month are from "Make Some Noise," the first single from the Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2. While the physical album isn't available yet, the band has made the entire "nasty" version of the album available to listen or purchase and download online.