Twitter Scaling Using Amazon Cloud Services April 6, 2009Posted by Glenn Irvine in Blog, Commentary, Futuring, Media.
Tags: AdSense, Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Cloud Computing, Collaborative View, Glenn Irvine, Google Ventures, IBM/Sun, twitter
I was refreshing my twitter page late last week and just happened to notice in the status bar at the bottom of the browser that Amazon S3 and EC2 URLs were whizzing by.
I was intrigued to realise that Twitter was using Amazon’s Cloud Computing technologies under the hood.
Not at all unusual for a Silicon Valley Startup to do… Innovating at the Edge, with a scalable hosting solution, given the nature of the application and the current funding structure of Twitter.
I was also interested to see Google making overtures at Twitter over the weekend, with interest in AdSense streaming for recent Tweets. Google is in Pre-Recovery Acquisition mode, and Twitter makes sense for their product portfolio, so it is worth watching this. Unlike the IBM/Sun acquisition which now looks to be on the ropes, Google/Twitter may get legs.