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Presentation I gave on Jan 13th, 2009 at http://www.houstonrb.com/ on cloud computing.

Presentation I gave on Jan 13th, 2009 at http://www.houstonrb.com/ on cloud computing.

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  • 1. Harnessing The Cloud Dan Quellhorst
  • 2. The Cloud Unlimited Servers Bandwidth Storage Pay for what you use
  • 3. Amazon EC2 Servers Small - 1.7GB RAM, 1 Core, $73/month Good for app server High CPU Medium - 1.7 GB, 2 Cores, $146 Good For Small DB Large - 7.5GB, 2 Cores, $292 XL - 15 GB, 8 Cores, $584
  • 4. Bandwidth Prices Cogent < $10/mbps Amazon S3 ~ $32/mbps, <=$.17/gb
  • 5. S3 Storage Fast Reliable 99.99% availability stored in 3 different locations Scalable from < 1mb to many terabytes <= $.15 per GB/month
  • 6. MySQL in the Cloud MySQL Master Stored on EBS & 5 min snapshots stored on S3 MySQL Slave good for running reports or backup
  • 7. Failover Nagios for system monitoring SiteUptime.com for SMS alerts DNSMadeEasy.com for intelligent DNS
  • 8. Idempotent Configuration Puppet for auto configuration http://reductivelabs.com/projects/puppet/ A basic image is started and puppet configures everything
  • 9. Recommended Setup 2 Application Server Front Ends & Elastic IPs Replicated Database Master/Slave config DNS Made Easy with Failover CloudFront for Content Delivery Amazon S3 for backups Email Via Google Apps For Your Domain
  • 10. VS Building Out Yourself Don’t have to buy equipment or fix broken equipment Don’t have to negotiate deals on bandwidth No worries on power/cooling Costs are spread out and billed after you consume the resources
  • 11. Features Coming Soon http://aws.amazon.com/contact-us/new-features-for-amazon-ec2/ Load Balancing Auto-scaling Monitoring
  • 12. Other Amazon Services Simple DB Simple Queue Service
  • 13. Whats The Cost? 4 Servers for redundant application servers and database servers ~$292/month Poor man’s single server setup ~$73/month Someone to monitor/keep it running? $300/ month
  • 14. Any Questions? email: dan@abtain.com twitter: quellhorst