December 14, 2012
A number of our community members and customers already use Riak on AWS, and with the Riak AMI getting up and running should be much easier. At its simplest, the AMI is a ready-built virtual machine image and configuration of Riak for those who use Amazon EC2.
The Riak AMI also helps support a growing number of hybrid implementations where businesses use both private infrastructure and public cloud services. This hybrid model can be leveraged to address burst capacity issues, tenancy/locality concerns, and simple proof-of-concept deployments, in addition to a myriad of other business challenges.
We’d love to hear feedback on the AMI and additional things we can do to make running Riak on cloud infrastructure easier for you. Please drop a note in the mailing list with any feedback. Happy deploying!