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Honesty Box: EBS Performance Revisited

As part of my work on Honesty Box, I’ve been reviewing EBS disk performance once again. This was a great opportunity to expand on the research from last year. After re-reading what I posted then, along with the wealth of … Continue reading

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EC2 Instances Die and Other Lessons From The Cloud

Today I learned a few painful lessons: First, EC2 instances die and a simple reboot will not recover them. Second, unlike many web hosts – amazon doesn’t offer any level of monitoring. Third, backups are only useful if they’re current. … Continue reading

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Amazon EC2 Disk Performance

Update (3/3/2010): a better measure of RAID performance is available here. While considering different options for a database server, I decided to do some digging into Amazon Web Services (AWS) as an alternative to dedicated servers from an ISP. I … Continue reading

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Amazon Block Storage is huge

This morning my spam filter caught this message from Amazon announcing the new Amazon Block Storage service. I’m looking forward to seeing this work it’s way into implementations from hosting companies that are currently re-selling a service layer on top … Continue reading

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