One Year of Scaling Rails on Amazon EC2

Thorsten von Eicken (RightScale, Inc)
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Learn from the experience in deploying a dozen different complex web services on Amazon EC2 and how different companies leverage the power and flexibility of EC2, including scaling to thousands of servers to survive a facebook onslaught. This talk will discuss recently introduced EC2 features, how to use them, and how to put everything together into a scalable architecture.

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Thorsten von Eicken

RightScale, Inc

Before joining RightScale Inc., Thorsten was Chief Architect at Expertcity.com and Citrix Online, makers of GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and GoToAssist. He was responsible for the overall architecture of these online services and also managed the 24/7 datacenter operations which allowed him to acquire deep knowledge in deploying and running secure scalable online services. Thorsten received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and was a professor of computer science at Cornell University.

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