Even though the TextDigest.com web and document summarisation tool is still in the beta stage, I now have a pretty good idea of its capacity requirements. Knowing how much RAM and CPU to throw at it, I’ve decided to move from the Amazon EC2 instances to a more traditional dedicated server host (Hetzner), saving me 90% in monthly charges. I’m still going to keep load balancers on AWS, but all the heavy lifting will now be done by physical servers (hexacore Xeons with 128GB RAM each and software RAID). Eventually it will develop into a small private cloud, with each node being more powerful than any instance that Amazon or Microsoft can offer.
First part of a series of presentations on The Cloud. What is it? And why it ain’t new? Why to choose the Cloud and how? What to avoid? Find out in the first installment of the presentations – Reach for the Clouds.