Netflix finishes its migration to the cloud via AWS
I had read about Netflix closing its last Datacenter and going completely the AWS (Amazon Web Services) route. This was a article in Engadget. This was sourced from a article on Netflix’s blog “Completing the Netflix Cloud Migration”. In 2008 Netflix talks about a database corruption that caused them to be unable to ship DVD’s out to their members. This happened in a Netflix datacenter and now they are using the cloud system AWS. (So basically its just Amazon’s data centers, and Amazon that would be the party responsible for backing up the database Netflix stores in the “cloud”) They mention choosing AWS as their provider because it gave them the greatest scalability and the broadest set of services and features. As in most migrations they did the migration in manageable chunks, so almost everything had been migrated to AWS. They had been taking time to figure out a secure way to handle billing infrastructure as well as aspects of customer and employee data management.