Thursday, March 08, 2007

I am a genius

From The Speed of Light Problem:
Basically, we’re in California and Amazon isn’t. This means that when we initiate a read or a write to S3, we’re sending bytes to them and they have to cover, at minimum, the physical distance to Amazon’s datacenters (wherever they are) before anything can be done. Assuming that one of their datacenters in on the East Coast, and assuming we have to read or write from that one occasionally, we’re talking 60-80ms of time just to get bits there and back. No-one on Planet Earth can get around this problem, so it bears consideration when you’re planning for S3 usage.
Move the S3 datacenter to California. Problem solved. :)


Blogger Sean-Paul said...

but... that would mean we'd have to pay sales tax on Amazon purchases at the time of purchase!

11:17 AM  

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