zilman82 karma2012-08-15 01:12:00 UTC
Can you explain why you went with Edgecast and not, say, CloudFront (since you're on AWS to begin with)?
How many EC2 instances total?
Isn't it about time to get a rack and switch some stuff over to it? EC2 is very expensive. Even a not so beefy server with some tricks like using a GPU for the thumbnails/resizing could probably handle the load for a fraction of the price. (You can mix this stuff so EC2 is just for 'overflow' and redundancy)
What kind of bottlenecks did you have to deal with as imgur grew unpredictably? Any cool war stories? :)
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