Online dating site dumps Amazon cloud services

WhatsYourPrice.com says Amazon was unresponsive to dating sites requests for information on outages

By , Computerworld |  Cloud Computing, Amazon EC2, Amazon Web Services

"Obviously, weather and storms are out of our control. But to help alleviate some reservations about sticking with a large company like Amazon that crashed two times in the span of one month, we felt a local service would be better," Velasquez said.

Apart from Fiber Hub being located in a desert region that is less susceptible to massive storms, Velasquez said its location nearby should make it more responsive to service requests.

"We looked at different competitors and alternative servers to host our websites," Velasquez said."We chose to go with a local one because it's better for accountability and oversight."

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