EC2 Announcements

On October 27th, Amazon made three announcements in regards to their Cloud services. High Memory Instances Lowered Per EC2 Instances Costs Amazon Relational Database Service The EC2 price cuts are great, i’m glad to see Amazon gaining further leve…

On October 27th, Amazon made three announcements in regards to their Cloud services.

The EC2 price cuts are great, i’m glad to see Amazon gaining further leverage in their infrastructure and turning those savings over to us.Personally i’m not a huge fan of the Higher Memory instances as I think at some point its a crutch to keep you from really bringing in the proper scaling technologies, ie Multitenancy, Sharding, Caching and Database Optimization.  I hear way to often from our developers “hardware is cheap” instead of spending a 20-30 hours optimizing poor code.I’m really interested in the new ARDS service, as I utilize a lot of MYSQL databases for applications I run on servers.  I’ll be looking into this service a bit more as it gets rolled out and I have a chance to really test it.Over on the 4sysops blog by Michael Pietroforte they have a great series called “Amazon EC2 Pricing for Dummies,” I highly recommend you check it out if your planning on doing a large server deployment on Ec2.http://4sysops.com/archives/amazon-ec2-pricing-for-dummies-part-1-only-pay-for-what-you-use/Hope to have some more info on ARDS soon!

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