My day job is at Cloudsoft, where we are working on ways of allowing developers to write applications that truly take advantage of the cloud - like the multicore CPU serial-versus-parallel-execution problem, it’s not simply a case of just running an application on ten machines instead of one. But I digress, and will save talk about Cloudsoft’s unique approach to this problem for a future blog post.
My work at Cloudsoft brings me into contact with various cloud-related technologies, and recently I’ve been able to look at Cloud Foundry, a platform-as-a-service that hosts web applications of several different platforms. The project has been open-sourced, to allow anyone to run their own Cloud Foundry. I wanted to give it a try, but was short of several spare servers to build a cloud from - therefore I turned to Amazon EC2. As part of my work I’ve written up my experiences in a blog post on the Cloudsoft blog.
Image credit: Márcio V