lamp on amazon ec2 shaping up nicely
amazon are quickly rectifying these problems, and recently announced elasic ip addresses; a "static" ip address that you own and can dynamically point at any of your instances.
today amazon indicated that persistent storage will soon be available. they claim that this storage will:
- behave like raw, unformatted hard drives or block devices
- be significantly more durable than the local disks within an amazon ec2 instance
- support snapshots backed up to S3
- support volumes ranging in size from 1GB to 1TB
- allow the attachment of multiple volumes to a single instance
- allow high throughput, low latency access from amazon ec2
- support applications including relational databases, distributed file systems and hadoop processing clusters using amazon ec2
if this works as advertised, it will make ec2 a wonderful platform for your lamp application. amazon promise public availability of this service later this year.