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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