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Pros and cons of deploying to the cloud

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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
A site like Friendster is deployed on 37 clustered mySQL servers on a LAMP stack, and serves over a billion queries a day.

Could that just be migrated to Amazon ECS and all done? Can a site with that kind of performance requirement be more easily implemented these days in the cloud?

http://www.mysql.com/why-mysql/case-studies/mysql-friendster-casestudy.pdf
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