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RightScale Compute: How RightScale Architects Its Own Databases

Want a peek behind the scenes at how RightScale builds the tools that help organizations deploy and manage applications across public, private, and hybrid clouds? I'm RightScale's chief architect, and at RightScale Compute 2013 I'll be sharing that information in a session on Building RightScale's Globally Distributed Datastore, where you can learn how we use both relational and NoSQL databases...Read more

RightScale Release: 25 ServerTemplates across 66 RightImages

Posted by Darryl Eaton   Ι   March 29, 2011 4 comments
Is it Christmas? It seems the RightScale elves have been busy. Luckily for you, many of our elves have Ph.D.s or master's degrees in computer science - or just many years behind a Unix prompt. Lucky for us, they don't look like elves. Let's see what's under the tree... New Database Managers Our Database Manager for MySQL is one of our most popular ServerTemplates , serving as the rock-solid...Read more

Amazon Launches Relational Database Service & Larger Server Sizes

Today is another big AWS launch day with two important new features available for EC2: a Relational Database Service (RDS) and larger servers and a 15% price reduction on compute cycles. With the Relational Database Service AWS fulfills a longstanding request from a large number of its users, namely to provide a full relational database as a service. What Amazon is introducing today is slightly...Read more

MySQL Comes to the Amazon EC2 Cloud

I'm sure you've seen the announcement that MySQL/Sun now supports the MySQL Enterprise Server product on Amazon EC2. Of course the MySQL community edition has been in the cloud for a long time and we have engineered and supported it for many months. But it is nevertheless exciting to see another vendor (after Red Hat) embrace the cloud and offer support for its software there. Interestingly MySQL...Read more

Amazon EC2 Reaches Next Level with Persistent Storage Volumes

The Amazon folks have gone public today with the next EC2 feature: persistent storage. The official information is found in Jeff Barr's blog entry and in Matt's forum post . Calling persistent storage a feature is an understatement - it revolutionizes EC2 and enables usage patterns that any big-iron SAN user would die for. The Basics What does this persistent storage look like? We've been testing...Read more

MySQL Performance on Amazon EC2

Spurred by Morgan Tocker , I ran some sysbench MySQL performance benchmarks on EC2 instances. This is just the first round, more to follow. The Setup On a small instance, I reformatted /mnt with LVM2 and creates a 140GB xfs filesystem. In the my.cnf the important InnoDB settings I chose are: innodb_buffer_pool_size = 1G innodb_additional_mem_pool_size = 24M innodb_log_file_size = 64M...Read more

Deploying Many Rails Sites onto Amazon EC2

One of our customers is deploying many Rails sites onto EC2 - more precisely, many instances of virtually the same site. Basically it has a Rails application and tweaks it for each individual site it sets up. EC2 is a wonderful deployment platform for this type of business because there is little friction in adding customers, since it takes just one button press to get more servers. The overall...Read more

Setting Up Sites on EC2 with RightScale

The key to a successful site setup on Amazon EC2 are scalability and redundancy. RightScale makes this easy by providing ServerTemplates and multi-server deployments. To get started, let's take the simplest case: a single-server setup. We have a free Rails all-in-one ServerTemplate that is excellent not just to play around with, but also to use as development server, staging server, or even as...Read more

Setting Up MySQL with the RightScale MySQL Manager

Setting up a redundant MySQL master/slave database using RightScale has become easy using our recently introduced Manager for MySQL . Let's start by setting up the master. For this we define a "MySQL master" ServerTemplate. A ServerTemplate is pretty much what the name implies: a template for a fully configured server that can be launched with one click of a button. Each ServerTemplate is based...Read more

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