Grig Gheorghiu wrote up a nice article on handling high traffic sites on EC2. It’s definitely worth a read for some high-level concepts about multi-tier architectures. It doesn’t talk deeply on details of EC2 (would have liked to see something mentioned about availability zones for MySQL and load balancers). One thing I really liked was the concept of using multiple load balancers with round-robin DNS pointing at them. I’ve been considering this as an option and have played around with HAProxy already. It’s likely a future step for our new image service at CafeMom.
Monthly Archives: April 2009
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I’ll be speaking at Velocity on how to improve service with your CDN. The talk is part of the web performance track. A detailed outline of the talk is available on their site. I’m pretty excited to share some of the tricks I’ve learned over the last 3 years with CDNs. There’s also a great roster of speakers who I’m looking forward to seeing there. Early registration is now open.