Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cloud Computing

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)

I don't really know a whole lot about cloud computing, but I did some reading today to bring myself up to speed. Lots of articles in the past weeks and months have toted cloud computing as being the next technology to watch.
In general, cloud computing provides a utility based model to infrastructure and software. In effect, one could create a system in minutes that has fault tolerance, diversity and scalability without expending the capital to make it happen. Small organizations could deploy enterprise applications right out of the gates.
It struck me that something like this would be a good way to deploy a certain web based application into Europe and elsewhere without having to forlift the hardware somewhere.

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