[Freeswitch-users] FS in Amazon EC2 for production?

Brian West brian at freeswitch.org
Tue May 26 08:20:09 PDT 2009

On May 26, 2009, at 10:11 AM, Kristian Kielhofner wrote:

> Hey Brian,
>  FreeSWITCH in EC2 is a bit of a mystery to me...
>  Call me old fashioned but in my mind VoIP and geography are linked
> in %99 of scenarios.  Having VoIP services in a pure "cloud"
> environment just doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
>  Consider a "hosted" environment with clients registered to a
> FreeSWITCH server.  One day your instance is physically running on
> hardware in Seattle.  The next day it could (potentially) be running
> in Chicago.  That's obviously a very different routing path for your
> clients.  Even /if/ Amazon (or whomever) employs every routing/network
> trick in the book you still won't be able to get over that change in
> geography.

For some people this isn't a huge difference... now if it were to swap  
continents then yes it would be a problem.  But I haven't seen Amazon  
do this but I haven't left the instances up long enough to see.

>  It's certainly possible a change like this may very well never
> happen in practice.  I wouldn't know; I've never used EC2 and I don't
> even know that much about it.  I'm just curious how well strictly,
> practically speaking this will work in the long term.

There are other companies that do this stuff but personally me... I  
want my stuff running on real hardware.

Brian West
brian at freeswitch.org

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