Re: Any libraries have their sites hosted on Amazon EC2?

From: Peter Murray <peter.murray_at_nyob>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 17:13:15 -0500
For what its worth, I posted the details of a month of running out of an EC2 instance after I converted last year.  The details are at:

It is a WordPress site that gets about 20,000 page views a month.


On Feb 22, 2012, at 5:00 PM, David Uspal wrote:
> Erik,
>   We did a study a few months ago to evaluate the Amazon EC2 as an alternative host to both physical and virtual server spaces managed in house.  Won't go into too much detail on it (unless people are interested), but our benchmark tests showed the performance of the EC2 consistently beat the performance of our in-house servers.
>   The only big issue we had was cost, where our estimation of the price of running our servers off the EC2 would make actually doing so prohibitive. There were also some confusing fees built in the payment model, the one off the top of my head being "x cents per million I/O operations". As someone who went with the EC2 and is running one currently, could you comment quick on your monthly costs (though I understand though if you don't want to release that information.)  Thanks.
> David K. Uspal
> Technology Development Specialist
> Falvey Memorial Library
> Phone: 610-519-8954
> Email:

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