[erlang-questions] Why Amazon EC2 isn't yet a platform for real web applications

Toby DiPasquale codeslinger@REDACTED
Thu Jun 21 15:59:05 CEST 2007

On 6/21/07, Brad Anderson <brad@REDACTED> wrote:
> Joel Reymont wrote:
> > http://tinyurl.com/2pe26p
> >
> > It's particularly interesting that Jason is bashing software routers
> > or load balancers.
> >
> > Personally, I think Erlang and Amazon EC2 are made for each other and
> > I'm digging in that direction.
> >
> I am too, and just got a status update email that says I'm almost in the beta.
>  Teasers :P
> Will you have one instance do the load balancing, or do you have a setup in
> mind for a big-ish Erlang website?

I'm currently using A records with multiple IPs to do load balancing.
Each instance only gets a fixed bandwidth limit, so they can't
effectively be used as load balancers for other instances above
whatever is the limit for a single instance (I think its 250Mbit at
this point).

Toby DiPasquale

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