Is It Better To Be Lucky Or Smart? How Eventbrite Weathered the Amazon Outage


Last week was a bad week for many websites hosted on Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing platform, specifically users of their EBS and RDS services. At Eventbrite, we managed to escape a total outage. The fun and games began early Thursday morning at 12:48 AM PDT with a flurry of alerts from our monitoring systems. Eventbrite’s systems engineering team groggily started inspecting the alerts.
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How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud


On March 9th, Scott Baker, our Director of Systems Engineering and Operations, gave a keynote presentation at the Cloud Connect conference. Scott offered some great insights on the cloud and what it means to a company like Eventbrite, and we asked him to elaborate for the blog.
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