August 7, 2012
Yes, my company have a cloud hosted product. Since we are small, I wear all of the hats in the question.
The ability to have an app spread across multiple "machines" that can be taken offline, upgraded, and put back on. The 0 downtime deployment possibilities. Also, the scaling that the architecutre can provide.
Pick up tips, tricks, and actual real-world implementation stories. Also, meet new like minded people.
Not sure that I know it well enough, but after some time yes - absolutely.
I am interested in distributed computing, specifically spreading out an application acoss multiple instances in order to achieve redundancy.