Implementing Memcached on EC2

Andy Smith andy at
Wed Jan 3 21:49:20 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 11:42:22AM -0800, Erik Osterman wrote:
> By now I'm sure many of you are familiar with Amazon's EC2 offering.
> We're using it for our application to help with the woes of scaling. One
> of the nice features is that each instance comes with 1.7GB of memory
> that we'd like to partially allocate to a memcached process.

Don't you find the latency of introducing a WAN link between your
app and memcached to be a performance killer?  Or do you run your
app on the EC2 node as well?

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