Monday, April 14, 2008

Amazon announces persistent storage development

Today Amazon announced that they are developing persistent storage for their EC2 service. This bridges the gap for storage for EC2. Currently if you are hosting on EC2 you need to run constant backups of EC2 and store them on S3 or another storage. This persistent storage allows you to use it as a constant storage area for data including databases, files etc that can also be snapshotted and backed up to S3. This creates multiple levels of redundancy that increases reliability of EC2 as a solid hosting replacement.

This is really exciting for MindTouch as we have support for deployment on EC2 with instructions on backing up.

The best thing about EC2 for any of you that don't know about it, it is very reasonable cloud hosting.

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