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Advantages of using Memcached providers over linux/memchache solution.....?

Apr 29, 2009 at 6:25 PM
Edited Apr 29, 2009 at 6:28 PM

Just started consulting at a new place and to be honest new to memcached providers.

At the moment we they have a mostly >NET 2/3.5 Windows 2003/2008 environment.

Current proposals before my time are to replace the Windows Sessions state environment with a Load balanced memcache linux environment.

I am after reasons to use a windows with memcached providers setup over the proposed linux setup.

So what benefits are there for memcached providers?
What limitations are there with the linux setup.

I am thinking db backup as being useful, etc.

Some more informative reasons/justification would be very useful.


Apr 30, 2009 at 9:09 AM
Hi John,

memcached runs just fine on win32. There is no need to introduce a new operating system into the equation just to get access to memcached.

The one reason I can think of to not use Windows for memcached is the license fee for the operating system. But if you go with the hybrid solution I suspect that any cost savings would be eaten up by the maintenance overhead of a solution that integrates two different operating systems.

Apr 30, 2009 at 4:04 PM
Hi John,
As jeffery pointed out memcached works fine on win32. We are using it in production for more than 8 months and no issue. Hybrid environment has it pains.
Db back is useful, however memcached providers also has an option to just use memcached for Session data.

- Fahad