The Blackout of Amazon Returns Us Fears of a Too-Centralized Internet

Maybe some tratarais connect you to various services of internet sinexito. Netflix, IMDb, Product Hunt, Medium, Buffer, Pocket and many others gave access errors, something that had a simple explanation. It had fallen part of the Amazon Web Services.

This part of business from Amazon is used by these and other many entities that take advantage of Amazon web services to provide their own services. Prices and benefits offered by Amazon to start vehicle business and online projects are notable, but also make that this strength is also a disadvantage. The stronger the network link becomes also the weakest.

The decentralization as an alternative

Amazon web services is an example over the dependence we often have large data centers that you Harbor great services in the large technology. And it is not the first time that Amazon gives a shock of this kind, and will not be the last. And when happens the question is always the same: how is it possible that this happens?

The status of the servers of Amazon panel provides detailed information about incidents occurring in their data centers.

The centralization of services becomes in that part of the domino that may end up dragging other

Since it is possible for the simple reason that the own philosophy that still favors it most internet services. Few companies able to give service to millions of people, and the large – Amazon, Microsoft, Google – data centers, even with systems that try to prevent these falls, they are not invulnerable.

This centralization of the network of networks enables companies manage resources in a more controlled way, but it also turns into that piece of domino if it falls just dragged to the other. Happened to Amazon, but it happened with Google and Gmail, Microsoft and Azure, or with other companies and services. And during those times, the chaos takes over internet and users, who are defenceless before these drops.

The decentralization as an alternative

The solution posed by many is of course, the decentralization of services, but that is much more difficult to do that to say. There are projects like MaidSafe long try to offer this alternative to all kinds of services, and we already know that the P2P model can go far beyond the download with BitTorrent,

There are many more efforts in this line, and in fact the own Internet of things It is in itself an example of decentralization carried to its extreme: each device, even though it is connected with others, represents a node over one vast network of connected things. In this area it seems obvious that centralization not only does not seem harmful, but that poses a critical risk to ensure the operation of all the framework of data.

The Internet of things is an example of the decentralization brought to its end

Bitcoin virtual currency, project Ethereum which we discussed when debating on the chain blocks or services that allow decentralizing elsewhere (project with Kickstarter, MOOCs education finance) are also examples of this other way of conceiving our life on the internet.

There is an optimal solution for all cases

Not so long ago is criticised you Microsoft activation of its singular P2P download updates for Windows 10. The company was using while knew it part of our bandwidth for our PC or laptop outside a node in that traffic of patches to all over the world. The idea was – in our opinion – which is great, but does not clarify the situation not attracted more criticisms than users.

That system helped Microsoft download servers, but mostly avoided that a drop of the same would affect users: those updates could be downloaded from other nodes due to the decentralized structure. But that solution, by good to go internally, It is not valid for all cases.

The decentralized web it is possible, but his main obstacle is, precisely, our laziness

Here come into play the business interests of large and small companies, that for reasons of data control or on the grounds of protecting them and manage them prefer having their own servers in the majority of cases. And those servers are not in their offices, clear: leverage the experience of providers such as Amazon, with its Web Services provides many companies, large and small, all the components to equip your business from this centralized structure that has worked so well for decades.

Obviously this centralization is increasingly more dangerous for the users. Not only by the fact of relying on those servers to their daily chores in the network of networks, but because everyone just using the cloud without realizing that We do give our information to third parties who control it. The privacy and security of such data are increasingly more analysis, and is why so there are projects that allow each to climb his particular private cloud.

So, there are projects that allow us to getting an Owncloud to replace Dropbox, or a Diaspora to replace Facebook, or a wordpress/jekyll (among many others) in local instead of a Blogger/Medium, and even a postfix/dovecot/sqlite/mailpile to replace the turn Gmail.

The problem is that the start-up of these services – which anyone can run from your home – requires certain technical knowledge and, above all, willingness to devote the time and effort that launch them and keep them. The decentralized web is possible, but his main obstacle is, precisely, our laziness.

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