Well that Amazon Web Services announced that it will no longer host ParlerMany have speculated that the social networking service that recently became a favorite of the President’s supporters Donald Trump, will just “find another host”. Here’s why it’s not that easy, and what it is likely to mean for the future of the app.
First, let’s take a look at where things are.
Google and Apple removed the app from their app stores, effectively ending the growth on mobile devices. Parler CEO John Matze said the app may not be available for “up to a week” while it finds new hosting.
Translated into English the code for is “We have no idea what’s going to happen next.” Not a US cloud provider (Microsoft, Google, IBM, Digital Ocean) is likely to touch this as it could be seen as material support for sedition. No CEO or lawyer wants to get close to this.
Parler could potentially “roll” its own data center by purchasing servers and placing them in a co-location facility. But…