It would appear Parler has the ACLU working to help them. Irony abounds!
Here's what ACLU lawyer Ben Wizner told me, in full, on Parler going dark because of AWS. pic.twitter.com/aIELab0kze
— Davey Alba (@daveyalba) January 11, 2021
The ACLUs assertion that Amazon “really owns the keys to the internet” is wrong.
Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Twitter, and many, many, companies have built their own data centers so they don’t have a dependency on a single point of failure.
I know services like AWS and Azure make it easy to fire up services, but they’re not a requirement. Anyone who says they are is plain wrong.
Is it expensive to manage your own data center? Yes, it is. Can you manage your own data center? Yes, you can.
The Parler folks are going to have to suck it up and build their own data center or find someone that’ll host their platform. Maybe Newsmax or OANN will lend them some space. I guess Gab has already offered.
If you want to play with the big boys, you have to bring your A-game, and the chops to run a data center.