Tagged: scalability

Elastic Cloud Computing

One of the most difficult tasks when putting up a new site is picking the right host. Moving hosts later on is terribly difficult so choosing the correct hosting company is as important as selecting a business partner. I've collected about 30 hosting companies in my delicious bookmarks. Some are specific to a platform others are really cheap. I recorded them because they looked interesting.

The latest movement in web hosting is towards cloud hosting. This is the holy grail for the user and for the hosting company. Imagine a web host that scales as you grow. Everyone would love nothing more than a host that could handle getting slammed by Digg.

Amazon's ec2 service offers scalable services, but it is not a simple as your typical web hosting company. The Ruby gem ec2onrails will simplify the process of getting your Ruby on Rails application up an running. RightScale builds on ec2 to make it easy to deploy your application. They add a dashboard and make it easy to load balance and...

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Big Companies Using Ruby on Rails

I am frequently asked how reliable/scalable is Ruby on Rails? I usually tell people about Twitteror more recently point them to this article about the Friend's For Sale Facebook application. The answer is, yes Rails scales just fine. The trick is getting your database to scale.

Anyway, Obie Fernandez, a major name in the Rails community put together a list of the big companies that are using Rails.

Here are two of the places to look for the big Rails deployments: http://rails100.pbwiki.com/ http://www.workingwithrails.com/high-profile-organisations.

The elegant, framework that lets developers enjoy their job once again is scalable and will work for you application. I love Ruby on Rails.

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