Monthly Archives: April 2009

High Traffic Sites on EC2

Posted by Mike Brittain on April 08, 2009
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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.

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Velocity Schedule

Posted by Mike Brittain on April 08, 2009
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Velocity 2009
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.

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