Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Trexy in the Clouds

Our servers are starting to groan under the load and it's time for us to make another big infrastructure decision ...

Trexy is off to the big computing cloud in the sky - Amazon's Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2).

Who needs a cloud with silver lining? I just need one with lots of RAM that can scale up to handle lots of incoming trails and widget requests! ;-)

Fortunately various functional parts of Trexy can be divided across Amazon's web services: S3, EC2, SQS and SimpleDB. Taken together I think they will do the trick!

No doubt Google have something planned too ... so one day we may move again to another Cloud.

But hopefully gone forever are the days of server meltdown and cluster chaos. I'll be working hard to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible - stay tuned.

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