I'd also be interested in getting some real world cost information. I
installed an app on EC2 that went mostly unused for a couple months but
meanwhile racked up over $300 in charges. Color me surprised.
On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM, David Uspal <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> 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: [log in to unmask]
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Erik Mitchell
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> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Any libraries have their sites hosted on Amazon
> Hi Nate
> When I was at Wake Forest University we moved a large chunk of our web
> services to Amazon and it worked out well. We chose Amazon because at
> the time they were the clear leader in IaaS stuff but since then a
> number of providers (Linode and Rackspace are two) have emerged as
> As for why we moved that is a long story :)
> On Feb 21, 2012, at 10:40 PM, Nate Hill <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Apologies for cross-posting.
> > If yes, I'd love to hear why you chose to and how that is working out for
> > you.
> > Thanks!
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> > Nate Hill
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