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

Gregory Boehnlein damin at nacs.net
Tue May 26 09:31:38 PDT 2009

I can say, from having met with and talked to the CEO and founder of
Applogic that these guys are really revolutionary in their approach to cloud
computing. I spoke on a panel w/ the founder at an ISPcon several years ago,
and their approach is that of a utility company, treating computing
resources like that of a  power company. Cool stuff!


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[mailto:freeswitch-users-bounces at lists.freeswitch.org] On Behalf Of Chris
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:39 AM
To: freeswitch-users at lists.freeswitch.org
Subject: Re: [Freeswitch-users] FS in Amazon EC2 for production?


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

brian at freeswitch.org


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