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

Chris Danielson 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
>> 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
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