Omaha Rails User Group - Ec2

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Dusty Davidson of BrightMix gives a talk to the Omaha Ruby on Rails User Group about the benefits of Amazon Web Services and cloud computing.

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Omaha Rails User Group - Ec2

  1. 1. Rails in the Clouds Dusty Davidson
  2. 2. Amazon Web Services • Scalable • Pay as you go • Redundant • Platform Agnostic
  3. 3. S3 - Storage • ~$0.15 per GB Storage / month • 1TB = $150/month (redundant, BTW) • ~$0.10 - $0.17 per GB Transferred
  4. 4. EC2 - Servers • Small Instance (1 core, 1.7gb memory) • $0.10 / hour (~$72/month) • Large( 2 cores, 7.5gb memory) • $0.40 / hour (~$280/month) • Extra Large (4 cores, 15gb memory) • $0.80 / hour (~$560/month)
  5. 5. Other stuff • SimpleDB • Simple Queue Service • CloudFront • and more!
  6. 6. Not the only players
  7. 7. Real world examples • NYTimes.com • Archives from 1851-1922 (11M articles) • 4TB of data on S3 • Using Hadoop across 100 machines, processed in under 24 hours
  8. 8. Real world examples • 25k to 250k users in 3 days • Launching 40 instances / minute • Between 50 and 4000 instances
  9. 9. Tools - Elastic Fox
  10. 10. Tools - Right$cale
  11. 11. Tools - Scalr!
  12. 12. How do we use?
  13. 13. EC2 on Rails http://ec2onrails.rubyforge.org/ • Rails enabled EC2 Instance (Ubuntu) • Automatic backup of MySQL to S3 • Capistrano tasks to manage / deploy • So much more!
  14. 14. Demo!
  15. 15. Thanks! Questions?!

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