amazon release their elastic block store, ebs
amazon have just released ebs, the final piece of technology that makes their ec2 platform really viable for running lamp stacks stuck as drupal.
ebs, the "elastic block store", provides sophisticated storage for your database instance, with features including:
- high io throughput
- data replication
- large storage capacity
- hot backups using snapshots
- instance type portability e.g. quickly swapping your database hardware for a bigger machine.
amazon also have a great mysql on ebs tutorial on their developer connection.
let me know if you've given this a go. it looks like a great platform.