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Default runlevel on EC2 is 4

Migrating to EC2? Here’s a gotcha that’s documented but not something I even thought to look up. You can see it in the System Output Log from bootup “INIT: Entering runlevel: 4” The default runlevel for EC2 instances (at least … 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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