Memcached AMI - Simple Memcache with a great built-in tool set

The team at NorthScale have done a great job of adding an AMI to EC2 that supports Memcached.

After launching an instance or two I learned that this simple tool makes the whole process of adding the performance of memcached to a deployment easy.

All you need to do is launch this AMI and use the local IP value and port 11211 to get all of the features of memcached 1.4.1. What could be more simple.

If you have a php site and a site that has a memcache option you are one server launch away from working the same high speed cache as Wikipedia.

Good work guys. I will be watching NorthScale for more great Open Source Tools for EC2 and AWS.

Edward M. Goldberg