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How to configure Memcached on AWS EC2: A Starter’s Guide

Memached is a high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load and session management. Lets focus on session management first and build up a caching daemon to store PHP sessions in a load balanced environment.  In this post I will explain how you can easily install it and make it available in LAMP. Read more…

Quick start with Elastic Load Balancer (ELB ) on EC2

Elastic Load Balancing ( ELB ) is an AWS load balancer service that is readily available for users who have signed up for AWS EC2 and s3 services . ELB is configured to automatically distribute incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances . Recently AWS has announced support for ELB to the AWS Management Console which will give users a simple, point-and-click web interface to create and configure load balancers for the AWS EC2 instances .

Below are the simple steps to configure ELB for webserver from the command line . Read more…

Amazon EC2 Boot From EBS

Amazon EC2 has  announced the ability to boot instances directly from Amazon EBS snapshots, providing significantly increased flexibility on how customers can manage their instances.Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) can now either be stored in Amazon S3 or as an Amazon EBS  snapshot. Read more…

Amazon S3 organizer FF plugin error NS_ERRR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED

Today I encountered an error  NS_ERRR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED after installing Amazon S3 organizer in Firefox. It took me a while to figure out the exact problem and thought I will post it here. The fix is to give write permissions to the folders. Under UNIXes chmod 755 (ie, assigning read and write access will do the trick)

hope this two cents helps someone 🙂

Photos from the first Cloudcamp in India

Well, I know its too late but then the cloud has kept me too busy 😉 and this post is in draft mode for nearly a month now !

Let me share few photos from the first cloudcamp in India held on March 29th, 2009. The unconference was held in IIMB Bangalore. Read more…

Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances

Amazon announced reserved instances and this is expected to give momentum to on demand or auto scaling architectures. Amazon also offers a reduced pricing for the reserved EC2 instances. There are 1 year to 3 year model pricing models and after making this one time payment hourly rates are reduced to $0.03 from $0.1 in the case of standard, small on demand instances. More information on pricing is here

It looks like Amazon will have to have announce data transfer rates along with computing time to pass on the real benefit of reserved instances to the end user.

IBM application servers on AWS

IBM and Amazon announced that they have teamed up to provide cloud computing solutions. With the announced now Amazon will be able to provide IBMs application servers in their cloud computing environment. Amazon is already proving Microsoft Winodws AMIs in their EC2 instances. With the solutions like IBM DB2, Informix, Webshephere flavours and Lotus Web content management solution both IBM and Amazon has strengthened their offerings in cloud computing offerings. Time will tell what Gogrid & Google AppEngine has in store to compete with AWS