Would you want some cloud with your game server?Cubeia Firebase was initially build for real money gambling and for deployment on dedicated hardware. It makes sense to control your hardware when you're dealing with monetary systems but as gambling focus has shifted the last couple of years towards social gaming cloud based deployments makes much more sense. In this article we'll present Cubeia Poker running on Amazon AWS and our initial load tests and evaluation.
Scale up or scale out? I often advocate scale-out architectures. When it comes to choice of technology I often side with the guys at YouTube (http://highscalability.com/youtube-architecture) and state that you should choose the technology that allows you to be as productive