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larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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8/19/2015 | 2:29:30 PM
Re: Netflix migration began seven years ago
Yes, others can use the open source tools they made for their own projects.

They do have to use AWS, but still nice to see the enabling tools out there.

Who knows what someone will come up with to use them with?
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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8/19/2015 | 2:27:32 PM
Re: Netflix migration began seven years ago
I don't see a reason why they should have an internal cloud. They would have to run the wires to everywhere else in the world.

AWS id geographically disperse enough for them to do what they must.

The fact they made their own tools to do this move is really impressive to me. It's just a huge project and they did it right.
Princey
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8/19/2015 | 2:22:57 PM
AWS is not the full story for Netflix
In the past few years Netflix has added Teradata's cloud service into the mix for Big Data and complex analytics.
SaneIT
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8/19/2015 | 8:25:19 AM
Re: Netflix migration began seven years ago
Very true, this shows how stable AWS has become and how much value is built in to the product.  The infrastructure is hard to match and Netflix seems to have realized that they could build the same product, pay to power it, support it and keep expanding or they could pay Amazon to keep building and make their product even better.  I'm glad that Netflix went this route because it means better service for everyone else in the long run.
Gary_EL
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8/19/2015 | 12:35:16 AM
Re: Netflix migration began seven years ago
One of the things that is so fascinating about this is that Netflix is certainly large enough to do this on its own - it's big enough to build its own internal cloud, but the company chose not to.
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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8/18/2015 | 6:43:58 PM
Re: Netflix migration began seven years ago
And move they did....
babcockcw
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babcockcw,
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8/18/2015 | 6:39:05 PM
Netflix migration began seven years ago
I remember Adrian Cockcroft, Netflix infrastructure architect at the time, describing the 2008 start of this process at the Cloud Connect show in Santa Clara in the spring of 2010. He showed a still from an action movie, with a building blowing up, and said Netflix knew it was either going to be continuously building data centers to keep its IT infrastructure from collapsing or it was going to move to a cloud computing model.


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