Just a reminder about tonight's meetup. Nick will be looking to talk about tools and services within the Amazon ecosystem that can help you get more from the cloud.
* Nginx and Memcached on EC2, a 400% boost! * Auto-Scaling Using Amazon EC2 and Scalr * NASDAQ exchange re-play on AWS * Taking Massive Distributed Computing to the Common Man - Hadoop on Amazon EC2/S3 * Persistent Django on Amazon EC2 and EBS
and perhaps ElasticServer on-ramp to clouds and overlay network solution VPN-Cubed, if we have time...
If you want to stay and chat aferwards I am happy to buy you a beer afterwards, just around the corner.
What is Cloud Computing? - Why use Clouds? - What do clouds have to offer? - How is Amazon, Microsoft , Google and Rackspace Clouds being used today? - What are the barriers to using Clouds? - How can there barriers be broken down?
We believe Cloud Computing represents a major shift in the way everyone will use computers.
The jargonified benefits are huge; people will only pay for what they use, utilisation will improve by up to four times, the £ impact and the Green impact will significant. But....there is much confusion & a lot of unfounded fear and skepticism.
What does cloud computing mean for your business? Do you even need cloud computing? we aim to disscuss all these issues here.
There are questions over security, data location, service levels, control, management, but there are answers that will satisfy the majority of organisations. We are vendor neutral, but would like to knock down the barriers to information as well as adoption.