One of the biggest questions we get from Clients is “Is Amazon EC2 secure” . That is like saying is my Vanilla network secure. Like anything you can take some steps to make the environment as secure as you can, such as: – First read the Amazon Security Whitepaper and the Amazon discussion of Security processes [...]
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There are a number of options if you want to explore open source cloud. Below we touch open just a few: Eucalyptus framework: Eucalyptus is an open-source software infrastructure for implementing “cloud computing” on clusters. The current interface to EUCALYPTUS is compatible with Amazon’s EC2 interface, but the infrastructure is designed to support multiple client-side [...]
Nimbus is an EC2 implementation to provide compute cycles in the cloud for scientific communities. Nimbus is an open source toolkit that allows you to turn your cluster into an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud. NImbus provides: Two sets of Web Service interfaces: Amazon EC2 WSDLs and Grid community WSRF Implementation based on the Xen hypervisor (KVM coming soon) [...]
When a distributed application is running in-house the IT has a lot of control over the environment. They know exactly about the hardware and resources available: network bandwith available network latency Now move to EC2 and other than some vague figures there is very little documented. The guys at RighScale did some tests for ‘EC2-EC2′ bandwidth [...]