Cloud Computing: You May Need It If You Go Viral On Facebook

I organized a panel on cloud computing at the Nantucket Conference last weekend. One of the panelists was Stevie Clifton, founder/CTO of Animoto. He shared a story about Animoto’s experience with Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud and going viral on Facebook that speaks for itself so much so that Jeff Bezos used the example in a recent presentation.

Handling this type of spike the old-fashioned way would have been painful and expensive. If you plan on being successful and see these types of spikes in traffic, you should think about cloud computing from day one.

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I'm an entrepreneur, hacker, angel investor and reformed VC. I am currently Founder & CTO of Swoop, a search advertising platform. Through FastIgnite I invest in and work with a few great startups to get more done with less. Learn more, follow @simeons on Twitter and connect with me on LinkedIn.
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2 Responses to Cloud Computing: You May Need It If You Go Viral On Facebook

  1. Pingback: Amazon Funds AWS Darling Animoto « HighContrast

  2. Steve says:

    Good example, but this growth was also due to a lack of competition. Now there are plenty of free movie creators/video editors out there: Flixtime, clipgenerator.com, Stupeflix.com, … just to name a few.

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