I`d compare backups with meditation on human body. You don’t actually see the benefits, but in long term backups keep you healthy. Because they verify your infrastructure have reserve sources. Meditation helps to overcome the hardest moments of your life throwing out dirty thoughts. The clear backup similarly helps engineer to go through some kind of disasters. Even disasters we couldn’t guess before it was happened.
It’s easy to manage Amazon solutions which don’t require any special operations skill. Set load balancer, speed up content delivery with Cloudfront, store enormous amounts of data in S3 in 2 clicks. But what if we wish to get into the bottom about idea how do they all work? Do they work right in our case?
Going on with my “operations revelations”, I’d like to describe my cloud experience. Project where I’m working now has all services and hardware on the Amazon cloud. It would be strange if it wouldn’t, because there is a definitely big trend to host applications in AWS.
I’ve never seen and thought how Amazon work. So, there must be some fun for me.