A very interesting article about scaling applications on Amazon WS!
Scaling is hard, period.
Most of the time we are tasked with scaling a mature application that was built a few years ago. The design assumptions that were made at that time to facilitate fast feature rollout are not valid anymore and most of the time hinder scale and performance of the application. As a result of this, we need to think of creative ways to scale the application and/or perform ‘brain surgery’ and re-write the heart or core of the application to make it faster and serve our millions of clients. I’ve been part of this process many times.
And the tip of the day to know better the PRICE of your instance in AWS…with an online open source tool!!