Fwd: Amazon Route 53 Announces ELB integration, Weighted Round Robin, and General Availability

Gustavo Niemeyer gustavo.niemeyer at canonical.com
Wed May 25 11:54:18 UTC 2011

This is a big one for people getting started on AWS.

Before, even if it was possible for one to scale or to have multiple
nodes for resilience, and even to balance things across multiple
nodes, the root domain ("example.com") couldn't be routed through the
load balancer. Now something like this should be trivial.

One of the main steps left in this area now is to allow the ELB to
route internal traffic between services.

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From: Amazon Web Services <no-reply-aws at amazon.com>
Date: Wed, May 25, 2011 at 06:14
Subject: Amazon Route 53 Announces ELB integration, Weighted Round
Robin, and General Availability
To: "gustavo at niemeyer.net" <gustavo at niemeyer.net>

Dear Amazon Web Services Customer,

We're excited to make three announcements today regarding Amazon Route
53, AWS’s highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS)

First, Amazon Route 53 has integrated with Amazon EC2’s Elastic Load
Balancing in order to easily let you map your root domain, or “zone
apex” (e.g., mydomain.com, without the ‘www’), directly to your Load
Balancer. We’re excited that by integrating Elastic Load Balancing and
Amazon Route 53, we’re offering our customers a solution that can be
implemented in minutes while maintaining the high level of reliability
that customers expect from Amazon Web Services.

Second, Amazon Route 53 now offers Weighted Round Robin (WRR)
functionality, allowing developers to specify the frequency
(“weights”) with which different DNS responses are returned to end
users. You can use WRR to bring servers into production, perform A/B
testing, or balance your traffic across regions or data centers of
varying sizes. Since we launched Amazon Route 53, this has been one of
the most frequently requested features, so we’re happy to make this
feature available today.

Lastly, Amazon Route 53 is exiting its beta period and is announcing
General Availability along with a 100% Service Level Agreement (SLA),
backing up the service’s reliability with service credits in the event
of downtime.

To learn more about Amazon Route 53 visit the Amazon Route 53 Detail
Page or the Getting Started Guide.


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