Capistrano + Amazon EC2 == Rapid Rails Deployment
Steve Odom writes about how he uses Capistrano and Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud to deploy a Rails application to a fresh server within minutes. He includes the scripts and techniques he uses.
This article makes me think of the possibilities of using Pound and perhaps even a database outside of EC2 and then seamlessly deploying Rails instances within EC2 and letting Pound do the balancing. The infrastructure problem is getting easier every day it seems.
(Thanks to Robert Rasmussen for this lead)