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Cloud Storage FUD (Failure, Uncertainty, and Durability)

The topic for tonight’s Seattle Girl Geek Dinner has been announced, it will be Cloud Storage FUD (Failure, Uncertainty, and Durability). Our speaker will be Alyssa Henry, General Manager of Amazon Simple Storage (S3). Her overview:

Failure and uncertainty play a key role when engineering a general purpose online storage system to be durable, available, scalable, and cost effective. I’ll share some of the uncertainty we’ve encountered and the impact of that uncertainty on the design of the system. I’ll also cover some of the hardware and network failures we’ve encountered, others that we anticipate occurring, and how we’ve engineered Amazon S3 to be resilient to them.

Parking information:

There are two types of paid parking: short-term for up to 2 hours and longer-term for up to 10hours. Some of the 2-hour parking will also be signed for Residential Parking.

In the Cascade neighborhood where there are many older buildings, some streets will be signed for RPZ parking. Residents with RPZ permits may park for free on the designated streets and are not subject to the two-hour time limit.

Event Location

Van Vorst Conference Center (building has a yellow V in front, and is in the center of the courtyard).

PLEASE ENTER THROUGH THE RIGHT SIDE of the conference center.

Address: 426 Terry Avenue North, Seattle 98109

And don’t forget, our generous hosts,, will be giving away a Kindle, so please bring your business cards!