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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) 

alex at base4.net
Now this is revolutionary. Amazon is attempting to create massively scaleable grid computing for the masses.

Have I said it is cheap yet? $0.10 per hour per instance. And should load get too high you can simple startup more instances, turning computing power on and off like a tap!

From what I can see looking through the notes, EC2 images (i.e. think of this as Virtual Machine images) run the Linux 2.6 kernel.

If you are a Web 2.0 entrepreneur, Amazon is starting to look a lot like your friend.

And suddenly I'm starting to develop a much bigger interest in Mono...

Topics: web2.0 | WebService


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