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first of all hold on,
High traffic times have about 1,000 visitors a day
no, if you have 1000 visitors per day and you call it HIGH TRAFFIC, you better forget about amazon, but anyway i see a lot of people going to EC2 just for fun. you will waste more than you profit/benefit from it.
tell me you budget, have you calculated your damage yet?
if you take small instance for admin and NFS/media/ storage, 2x Large instances for WEB, CDN, Load balancer, RDS, yay you will pay a lot!
i think if you take 2 good dedicated servers it will be cheaper for you and you will get the same capacity.
use Central Europe location, get CDN if you want, one server for WEB, one for DB and /admin/, Varnish in front and vuala.
you can get ssd server even with raid 10.
please send me a message with link to your shop and budget, also traffic stats.
and FYI - any shop is HA project