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Amazon Web Services? Not with Alexa being so bad

So, Amazon is announcing their fancy Amazon web services system. This is supposedly so that "developers [get] direct access to Amazon's robust technology platform."

Well, as someone who uses the Alexa traffic data on a regular basis, I can tell you one thing - Alexa is apparently running on some separate "platform" that really really sucks.

That's the problem with being a provider of "robust technology platforms" - it's really hard and almost everyone screws up every now and then. Remember media temple, they're the "we use a fancy grid of servers so that your site never goes down". Uh, right (Outages for MediaTemple Grid Hosting Service story at netcraft).

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