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Links for 2018-05-18

  • EC2 Instance Update – C5 Instances with Local NVMe Storage (C5d)

    With a 25% to 50% improvement in price-performance over the C4 instances, the C5 instances are designed for applications like batch and log processing, distributed and or real-time analytics, high-performance computing (HPC), ad serving, highly scalable multiplayer gaming, and video encoding. Some of these applications can benefit from access to high-speed, ultra-low latency local storage. For example, video encoding, image manipulation, and other forms of media processing often necessitates large amounts of I/O to temporary storage. While the input and output files are valuable assets and are typically stored as Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) objects, the intermediate files are expendable. Similarly, batch and log processing runs in a race-to-idle model, flushing volatile data to disk as fast as possible in order to make full use of compute resources.
    Very nice!

    (tags: ec2 instance-types ops storage hardware aws)

  • Thanos: Prometheus at Scale


    (tags: devops monitoring tools prometheus ops metrics)

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