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Art-One [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, August 24, 2006
13 years ago4,698 views

Syn Microsystems is offering such a model also.
I don't remember the webpage it was mentioned on though.
The service was limited to the us too I think.

Leon Brocard [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Sun Grid Compute Utility (network.com/) is only US-based and still isn't live. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node ...) is just released into beta and is available to everyone, as is S3 and all other web services. It's fun (use.perl.org/~acme/journal/307 ...) ;-)

[Fixed links – Tony]

Iolaire McFadden [PersonRank 6]

13 years ago #

This looks very exciting. I can see a whole industry helping people set these up. i.e. I have a Web App help me scale it. Interesting to see there is nothing yet on Google for "Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud".

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Leon Brocard:
> Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud ... is just released into
> beta and is available to everyone, as
> is S3 and all other web services.

No, not all of their web services are available to everyone. E.g. quote the Mechanical Turk customer support:

<<At the current time, all of the following information is required to
set up a Payment Account for Mechanical Turk

1.) a valid checking, savings or other automated clearing house
enable bank account (an “ACH-Enabled Bank Account”) at a United
States-based financial institution

2.) a United States address associated with your ACH-Enabled Bank
Account

3.) a United States billing address

4.) a valid United States driver’s license number if you are an
individual>>

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

each mount point could have – 1.7Ghz Xeon CPU, 1.75GB of RAM, 160GB of local disk, and 250Mb/s of network bandwidth.

thats would be like a mulitple [${ME}->$PSEUDONYM->$PWD _
if one had more then one mount point.

if you can custom build a grid for each customer and sell 10X the infrastructure, then thats a good thing. Thats what SUN is doing with their grid. Can Amazon really enter into the infrastructure space ?? Afterall Amazon is known to be just a seller of books (mostly)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

heres the cloudinfra on the SUN GRID..

Elements Sun's Grid
Industry Standard Server V20Z Opteron (2.4 GHz), V210 SPARC
RAM per CPU 4 Gig
Cache storage per CPU 20 Gig
Operating System Solaris 10
Is OS open source? Yes
Is OS Protected by ALL* corporate patents? Yes
Minimum Commitment 4 hrs.
Price per hour $1 US

Iolaire McFadden [PersonRank 6]

13 years ago #

Here is the first live app that I've aseen: domu-12-31-33-00-04-9c.usma1.c ...

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]Leon: I can't find a sign that the Sun offer isn't live. It seems possible to register?

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Nice linky Iolaire.!!

and the this si the log entry

overstimulate.com/articles/200 ...

Mark Draughn [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

Storage management, queuing, virtual machines... S3, SQS, and now EC2 sound every bit as much like a web operating system as anything Google is putting out there. It can't be too long before someone releases an AWS application framework for building scalable applications. Just click "Build" and then "Publish" and your application is up and running for 10 or 10 million visitors---don't worry, it knows how to scale itself!

If this keeps up, web developers are in for a wild ride as enterprise-level services become available to the masses. It should be a lot of fun.

At least until someone uses all this stuff to build Skynet and then the terminators start killing us all...

James Bradbury [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

Google could offer a service like this for free, and, as with all of their services, find a way to make it ad-supported in the future. They have more computing infrastructure than any other single organization in the world.

Fred M. Domke [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

As exciting as this is from a cost/benefit perspective, I think that real value is created for B2B integration is the elimination of the remaining barrier to building effective and efficient networks that extend business processes across enterprise boundaries has been eliminated. The Virtual VAN (TheVirtualVAN.com) already leveraged Amazon’s S3 for virtual storage and SQS for the Internet point-of-presence. Now we can build an image of EME and deploy it to EC2 and eliminate the need to install and configure a server at all! All an enterprise will need is a lightweight connector that sends and receives messages to SQS. Everything else is ‘virtual.’ As the barriers are removed, the business value of B2B integration will finally be realized.

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