Posted by : Randy Cooper in (CDN) Ditches Amazon EC2 For Voxel Due to Scalability Issues, a leading online political news network which operates 17 political news websites across the country, has switched managed hosting providers, leaving Amazon EC2 for Voxel dot Net. Primarily due to unanticipated scalability difficulties with the popular cloud offering, Politicker made a full transition of all its websites to Voxel just five days ahead of the Nov. 4 elections and reports 100 percent uptime and few difficulties, while experiencing enormous spikes in website traffic which created problems for other political news websites.

After experiencing scalability and clustering issues on Amazon’s EC2 cloud offering between June and late October, Politicker contacted Voxel on Oct. 30. Within hours, Voxel had Politicker up and running on its Managed Hosting platform and VoxCAST CDN and saw immediate improvement in stability and uptime. Prior to that time, Politicker had been using Amazon EC2 coupled with Varnish, an open source HTTP caching product and Pound, an open source software load balancer.


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