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June 17, 2010  9:22 PM

Amazon’s early efforts at cloud computing? Partly accidental



Posted by: CarlBrooks
Amazon Web Services, Chris Pinkham, EC2, how to make a cloud, IaaS, Jesse Robbins, origin story

Former 'Master of Disaster' at Amazon Jesse Robbins has a couple of fun tidbits to share about the birth of Amazon EC2. He said the reason it succeeded as an idea in Amazon's giant retail machine was partly due to his inter-territorial corporate grumpiness and partly due to homesickness--not...

September 9, 2009  8:59 PM

Measuring the Growth of Cloud Computing



Posted by: CarlBrooks
amazon, Cloud Cartography, EC2, Guy Rosen

As cloud computing has grown in recognition, and the marketplace has started to attract serious cash, some people are beginning to put some serious effort in to tracking and measuring actual cloud usage. Here's a small collection of links that show, with some veracity, the state of cloud computing...


April 29, 2009  8:47 PM

EUCALYPTUS sprouts business shoots



Posted by: CarlBrooks
amazon, Amazon Web Services, aws, cloud, cloud computing, cloud managment, EC2, eucalyptus, open source

In what is surely a contender for the most-complicated backronym of the ages, the Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs to Useful Systems, first developed at Middleware and Applications Yielding...


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