02 May '12, 4pm

Pinning the Cloud: Pinterest, Cloud Computing and the Environment

Pinning the Cloud: Pinterest, Cloud Computing and the Environment

Pinterest, the online picture pinboard for organizing and sharing all of your favorite things on the web, is currently the fastest growing social media platform out there. It went from launch to 17 million unique visitors in an amazing nine months -- almost half the time it took Facebook to do the same thing. That rapid growth meant a huge increase in the amount of pictures and videos being "pinned" by users and that data had to be hosted somewhere. Pinterest recently revealed that all of their data storage growth has been done exclusively in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. Speaking at the New York AWS Summit, Ryan Park, operations and infrastructure leader of Pinterest said, "Imagine if we were running our own data center, and we had to go through a process of capacity planning, and ordering hardware, and racking that hardware, and so on. It just would not have been ...

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