Ebbe Altberg (CEO of Linden Lab) was kind enough to share this YouTube video of Tara Hernandez, Director of Systems Engineering for Linden Lab, speaking about some of the backend development of Sansar at the AWS re:INVENT conference currently taking place in Las Vegas:
The title of the talk was How Linden Lab Built a Virtual World on the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Cloud. She goes into quite a bit of technical detail on what goes on behind-the-scenes with the Sansar Project. It’s a look at something that we don’t often hear about, even at the weekly in-world Product Meetups that Jenn, Lead Community Manager of Sansar, hosts.
Of particular note, near the end of this talk, Tara briefly discusses the plan to retrofit Second Life (which currently runs on a data centre in Arizona) to run on the AWS Cloud.