Case Study: Spot EC2 Instances Utilization by Vimeo
Vimeo is one of the leading tools for online video today. Thousands of new videos uploaded every week and stored in AWS S3 Storage. This is a great case study of an implementation of an advanced cost efficient operations.
This presentation was presented by Vimeo cloud architects - Narendra Venkataraman and Peter McArthur at the AWS Summit in NYC 2011. This great knowledge resource for advanced AWS cloud users describes an automation process that uses EC2 on-demand, spot, and reserved instances to perform online tasks i.e. videos uploads and transcoding.
These slides include the strategy, constrains and considerations that Vimeo cloud archiects had in mind when designing their cloud operations orchestration. The presentation ends with some real interesting results and great professional tips.
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