I am still processing a great post at High Scalability
called, Scaling an AWS infrastructure - Tools and Patterns
. They cover several tools you can use to take advantage of Amazon's Web Service and suggest an architectural model you should adopt for a scalable infrastructure in the cloud.
They suggest the following tools for managing your amazon scaling:
- Puppet for managing your Amazon EC2 instances
- Capistrano for cloud task automation
- Centreon/Nagios, Zabbix, Cacti and Munin for cloud monitoring
- Syslog-NG for centralized log file management
They even cover several tools for optimized data access:
- Structured relational data with MySQL or a PgSQL on Amazon EC2
- Storage for more volatile data with tools like Redis, Tokyo Tyrant/Tokyo Cabinet, MemcacheDB.
There are a lot of great points on how to scale your Amazon Cloud infrastructure. Exciting to see different approaches to scaling with Amazon Ec2 and S3 and throwing in some innovative open source tools that make the process much easier and powerful.