Why you should put your compute as close as possible to your users

Written by James McDonald

June 20, 2020

I’m in Melbourne notice the round trip time from my browser to Sydney Amazon Servers 30ms

You can test this by finding a ping-able IP address in the cloud you are using to host your VM and compare with one from the another location

http://ec2-reachability.amazonaws.com/ <= This has a lot of IPs for AWS

Here is an example of ping times for my Digital Ocean webserver in Singapore in comparison to AWS in Sydney note the 24.1ms vs ~400ms


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