⇒ Disk Soup: AWS, EBS, RAID, MarkLogic, and Pinch of Salt!
At the [2013 MarkLogic User Conference](http://www.marklogic.com/events/marklogic-world-2013/) , I learned all kinds of interesting and valuable information about running [MarkLogic](http://www.marklogic.com/) on [AWS (Amazon Web Services) EC2 servers.](http://aws.amazon.com/) Most specifically, it was mentioned that I wasn't necessarily going to get a huge performance gain over regular EBS storage via the RAID 10 configuration that I cooked up. That was good news to me because it costs me quite a bit to have all that extra EBS storage for RAID10.
⇒ Disk Space is Important!
Sometimes you learn interesting things under duress, reaffirm things you already know, and pay for not doing it right the first time.