[Seaside] Re: Amazon EC2

Yanni Chiu yanni at rogers.com
Wed Sep 6 22:26:27 UTC 2006

Avi Bryant wrote:
> Sure, so you need to be connecting to some database system hosted  
> elsewhere, or someone needs to build a database which can use S3 as a  
> backend...

Given the pricing, it seems more cost effective to set up one or more
dedicated (virtual) machines with a separate provider, to handle "base 
load". Then EC2 images would be kicked in as needed. The equation might 
change if there were a cost to having zero images running - maybe you 
just need to fire one up for an hour once a month.

The base load machines would provide the database, so no need to deal 
with backup to S3. However, any communication between base and EC2 would 
be charged on the meter.

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