Reddit thinks of SSDs as cheap RAM

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
What in the heck is this post?

The link is about Reddit and massive scaling of dedicated colocated servers.  Namely Amazon's EC2/S3 solutions.

Zero mention of the fools at CVPS.   Zero relationship.

Point of this post is?
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
It's not funny :) This mentioned company and their parent have been pushing SSDs as RAM to potential customers for probably 2 years.  To promote mass oversell of imaginary resources.

Very different model to  use SSDs in VPS model as RAM  vs. a database in a proper environment as fast storage.  (not a fan of Amazon's black box solutions either).
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
They don't even offer such high performance environment or custom solutions (i.e. HA clustering).
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Sorry, but I edited the title. Community members here got upset about the amount of discussion was going on regarding CC and CVPS, please see here: http://vpsboard.com/topic/1949-colocrossing-and-vpsboard/

I hate modifying people's posts and I don't like being 'that guy' who has to come in here and point things out, but yeah. Let's not give CVPS any free advertisement and the comparison of Reddit using SSDs as 'RAM' and CVPS doing it, while comical, is like comparing apples to a three week old tuna sandwich. Not apples and apples comparison.
 

Slownode

New Member
SSD as cheap RAM... RAM from the late 70's early 80's... with a short lifespan. SSDs are GREAT for ROMs but extremely active data will murder them.


"It’s not necessary to build a scalable architecture from the start."


This is a BAD idea from personal experience, unless you're a kid with rich backers who don't care about redundant work and fast upfront results.


"Treat nonlogged in users as second class citizens."


Pretty dick thing to do since that's where most ad rev comes from, although Reddit can't even serve it's registered users, shit overloads on peak all the time, they're raking in cash and don't want to invest it in better hosting.
 

peterw

New Member
"It’s not necessary to build a scalable architecture from the start."


This is a BAD idea from personal experience, unless you're a kid with rich backers who don't care about redundant work and fast upfront results.
They hopefully learn the lesson soon that refactoring your hardware infrastructure is not a good idea.
 
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