[Freeswitch-users] FS in Amazon EC2 for production?
chris at maxpowersoft.com
Tue May 26 08:38:54 PDT 2009
There is a cloud computing company named 3Tera (AppLogic) that does have
an international presence and will keep your FreeSWITCH instance running
on a dedicated server using Xen and HA. I spoke with one of their
senior engineers about 1 month ago in regards to actually setting up an
LCR scenario using their servers located in Europe and the United
States. These guys are a little different in the cloud computing world
and I believe closer fit the needs of a telephony application. As-is,
there are companies using 3tera for their Asterisk installs. So if you
want cloud computing with dedicated hardware resources and a set
geographic location, then these guys do it. Kind of the best of both
worlds. Just a quick 2 cents...
Brian West wrote:
> 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
> 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
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