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Old 06-21-2010, 12:52 PM
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Thought I ought to write a quick update on this having tried out EC2.

I think the main drawback currently is the lack of multiple IP addresses per instance, and I think that even if they do move to allow you to have multiple addresses, it won't be sufficient as they will most likely continue to implement it as they do now with the public IP addresses translated to the single internal IP. This causes problems for SSL and segregation of sites.

There are some suggested solutions, like setting up a load balancer for each IP address and then using them to forward traffic to different ports instead of IPs, but that's not an entirely watertight solution either (not to mention the fact that it's rather expensive).

All in all, an interesting distraction for a few hours (and $0.16) but not (yet) a viable alternative to our dedicated server.
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