Amazon has unveiled a trio of new services designed to make life easier for anyone parking applications atop its famous cloud. As expected, the company is now offering tools for monitoring resources on its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, automatically boosting or reducing resources as they're needed, and seamlessly …
If I banned "cloud" and "virtualization" from your vocabulary, would you still be able to communicate?
I never understood what starting up more boxes could do for you. I mean, how can you benefit from having more boxes without IP and DNS-based load balancing? How can you coordinate things so your new units -- databases, web servers, etc -- are useful without doing an awful lot of messing about in the configuration of the whole? And even if you could, can you really spread database load and web server load without introducing the same DNS-based (and really quite unreliable) load balancing Amazon are finally offering here as real IP-layer solutions?
Somebody is just going to have to clue me in a bit. I just don't understand what use there is for automatic scaling. Sorry. :-)
I like my internet sessions sticky (if you know what I mean) and I'm not sure if Amazon can balance my load the way I like it. (Gonna be using Pound or HAProxy instead I think).
PS Paris coz she can balance my load any day
If I banned "cloud" and "virtualization"
Dunno about that but some app from the ec2 servers keeps spidering into my site and attempting to access admin pages. Probably some poorly configured bot. But no matter I've htaccess banned the entire range of amazon ec2 servers.
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