Amazon EC2 now makes it possible for failure to be less noticeable within EC2 due to the new ability offered to have an IPAddress move from box to box upon failure. This is really cool because it means you can host your webserver as a service within the GigaSpaces AMI and when it automatically fails over due to our service management and self-healing behaviors, the end user will have a hiccup but will be able to refresh and continue without changing the URL!
Another cool new thing EC2 is offering is the ability to host primary and backup nodes in different physical “Zones” – meaning Amazon will guarantee that the backup location is not on the same power grid as the primary. Using GigaSpaces to create and deploy the instances makes it even easier to ensure this desired behavior is achieved.
See Amazon’s Feature Guides for Elastic IP Addresses and Availability Zones.
Learn how to build your first EC2 Applications using GigaSpaces