Thoughts on technology and innovation
Ted Husted, Release Engineer
According to an article in Wired, Amazon is deploying a new tier of Elastic Cloud servers to Mount Elbert, the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains.
"The climate reduces cooling and other costs, and by using geothermal technology we can obtain all the electricity we need, in a sustainable way, at a very low cost.", said Jay Ward, the co-creator of the Bullwinkle project. The plant is strategically positioned to serve both the west coast and midwest through satellite hookup. "We like to think that this project is yet another reason why Colorado is the mile-high state", joked Bill Scott, the project's co-creator.
Ward and Scott came across the idea while hiking on Mount Shasta."Bills phone died," Ward remembers, "and he said, 'You know there really should be some charging stations up here.'" We started brainstorming and Bullwinkle was born. "We did consider Mount Shasta," says Scott, "but to make it work, we needed more clouds."
The service is scheduled to launch within the year: April 1, 2015 at the latest.
Ted Husted is a release engineer for Nimble AMS. "It's my job to make sure that we ship everything that's done, but not before its ready."