Poking A Finger at the Cloud

With the ever increasing push to move things to the cloud, I decided to take advantage of this workshop at the NERCOMP pre conference session.  The major focus is on the Amazon services for file storage and web services.

My main focus in this is to try and crystalize where I view it appropriate to use cloud resources and when it is important to use oncampus resources on projects.

Products focused on in this session –

  • Amazon Web Services (aws)
    • Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
    • Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)
  • Google Apps
  • Rackspace

A quick checklist for when it makes sense to use cloud

  • duration of the project
  • Type of services needed
  • Amount of data used

IDEA – Use S3 to deal with the file storage problems of Sports Marketing and Information.   An addon to speed things up (and I possibly useability) is Cloud Front (CDN).  There is additional fees

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Posted in Conference and Workshop Notes, NERCOMP 2010

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