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Our special guest this week at El Reg's enterprise tech-cast is George Reese, CTO and co-founder of enStratus, a cloud infrastructure management solution for deploying and managing enterprise-class applications in public, private and hybrid clouds. Your hosts Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela spoke with the cloud biz man about the Amazon fiasco, cloud strategies and good "application hygiene" - and tore apart some of the moves of the biggest vendors.

Amazon outage hits Netflix, Heroku, Pinterest and Instagram

We all know the story by now: Bad weather knocked out power to Amazon’s EC2 services in Virginia and before you know it, Netflix subscribers were deprived of Bad Girls from Mars and Californians were unable to post snaps of plates of foie gras they were never going to eat on Instagram.

  • But is this really about Amazon or good application "hygiene"?
  • Build for failure - If this can happen to Netflix, it can happen to anyone.
  • With what we have learned about this outage, what could Netflix have done differently?
  • Interoperability - Is this on the infrastructure provider or on the application owner?
  • Leap-second issue was a bigger deal than Amazon outage

Burning down the house: 'The Hole in VMware's Whole Cloud Strategy'

  • Reese chats about his blog post on VMware's cloud strategy.
  • VMware, Apple, Google, and Oracle cloud strategies all get run over by Reese.
  • Does VMware's acquisition of DynamicOps change the game?

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