Amazon EC2 - The Future of (Rails-) Hosting?

At yesterday's meeting of the Berlin Ruby Users Group my fellow rubyist and I shared our thoughts on how to utilize Amazons EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) web service for hosting applications, especially with Ruby on Rails in mind. A major issue is the non persistence of local storage in the EC2 environment. We outlined several approaches on how to possibly solve this issue, minimizing potential data loss.

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Slide preview for EC2 talk at BRUG 05-Apr-2007

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