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Identifying Workloads for the Cloud

Posted by Ryan Geyer   Ι   May 23, 2012 1 comment
Identifying workloads to move to the cloud can be tricky. You have dozens or hundreds of apps running in your organization, and now that you’ve seen the operational efficiencies and agility available to you in the cloud, you’re tempted to move as many of them to the cloud as quickly as possible. As you’ll see in the examples below, cloud computing is indeed a good fit for many common workloads. I...Read more

Network Performance Within Amazon EC2 and to Amazon S3

What is the expected network performance between Amazon EC2 instances? What is the available bandwidth between Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3? How about in and out of EC2? These are common questions that we get regularly. While we more or less know the answers to them out of our own experience in the past 15 months, we haven't really conducted a clean experiment to put some more precise numbers behind...Read more

New Right_aws Ruby Gem Released

We just released a new version of our Right_aws Ruby gem on RubyForge. This gem provides Ruby interfaces for Amazon EC2, S3, and SQS using Amazon's REST and query interfaces to provide full programmatic control of the three services. An optional robust HTTP layer retries and clears transient errors. New in this release is support for the large EC2 instances and improvements in the automatic error...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

Launch your Rails App in Minutes on Amazon EC2 using RightScale

I previously showed off our Rails-with-Mephisto ServerTemplate so now it's time for the Rails-all-in-One ServerTemplate. It makes it easy to get your own Rails application running on Amazon EC2. We've made this template public, so any RightScale user can use it for free! Let me show how you can configure and deploy your own Rails app in just minutes by using our publicly available Rails All-In-...Read more
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